The Average American Soldier
Spanish American War
By Patrick McSherry
According to the U.S. government reports, the average U.S. soldier in
the Spanish American War had the following characteristics, based on a
study of 9,226 random troops:
Height: 67.59 inches
Weight: 147.07 pounds
Average chest measurement: 37.38 inches
Average age: 27.6 years of age
Clerk of the Joint Committee on Printing, The Abridgement: Message
from the President of the United States to the Two Houses of Congress.
(Washington DC: Government Printing Office, 1899) Vol I, 578.
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