America's Wars: U.S. Casualties and Veterans

 

American Revolution (17751783)

Total servicemembers

217,000

Battle deaths

4,435

Nonmortal woundings

6,188

War of 1812 (18121815)

Total servicemembers

286,730

Battle deaths

2,260

Nonmortal woundings

4,505

Indian Wars (approx. 18171898)

Total servicemembers

106,0001

Battle deaths

1,0001

Mexican War (18461848)

 

Total servicemembers

78,718

Battle deaths

1,733

Other deaths in service (nontheater)

11,550

Nonmortal woundings

4,152

Civil War (18611865)

 

Total servicemembers (Union)

2,213,363

Battle deaths (Union)

140,414

Other deaths in service (nontheater) (Union)

224,097

Nonmortal woundings (Union)

281,881

Total servicemembers (Conf.)

1,050,000

Battle deaths (Conf.)

74,524

Other deaths in service (nontheater) (Conf.)

59,2972

Nonmortal woundings (Conf.)

unknown

Spanish-American War (18981902)

 

Total servicemembers

306,760

Battle deaths

385

Other deaths in service (nontheater)

2,061

Nonmortal woundings

1,662

World War I (19171918)3

Total servicemembers

4,734,991

Battle deaths

53,402

Other deaths in service (nontheater)

63,114

Nonmortal woundings

204,002

Living veterans

fewer than 500

World War II (19401945)3

Total servicemembers

16,112,566

Battle deaths

291,557

Other deaths in service (nontheater)

113,842

Nonmortal woundings

671,846

Living veterans

4,762,0001

Korean War (19501953)

Total servicemembers

5,720,000

Serving in-theater

1,789,000

Battle deaths

33,741

Other deaths in service (theater)

2,827

Other deaths in service (nontheater)

17,730

Nonmortal woundings

103,284

Living veterans

3,734,0001

Vietnam War (19641975)

Total servicemembers

8,744,000

Serving in-theater

3,403,000

Battle deaths

47,410

Other deaths in service (theater)

10,789

Other deaths in service (nontheater)

32,000

Nonmortal woundings

153,303

Living veterans

8,295,0001

Gulf War (19901991)

Total servicemembers

2,225,000

Serving in-theater

665,476

Battle deaths

147

Other deaths in service (theater)

382

Other deaths in service (nontheater)

1,565

Nonmortal woundings

467

Living veterans

1,852,0001

America's Wars Total

Military service during war

42,348,460

Battle deaths

651,008

Other deaths in service (theater)

13,998

Other deaths in service (nontheater)

525,256

Nonmortal woundings

1,431,290

Living war veterans

17,578,5004

Living veterans

25,038,459

 

1. Veterans Administration estimate as of Sept. 30, 2002.

2. Estimated figure. Does not include 26,00031,000 who died in Union prisons.

3. Years of U.S. involvement in war.

4. Approximately 1,065,000 veterans had service in multiple conflicts. They are counted under each conflict, but only once in the total.

 

Source: Department of Defense and Veterans Administration.

 

 

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