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War Casualties

American Revolution (1775-1783)
Total Servicemembers217,000
Battle Deaths4,435
Non-mortal Woundings6,188
War of 1812 (1812-1815)
Total Servicemembers286,730
Battle Deaths 2,260
Non-mortal Woundings 4,505
Indian Wars (approx. 1817-1898)
Total Servicemembers106,000
Battle Deaths 1,000
Mexican War (1846-1848)
Total Servicemembers 78,718
Battle Deaths 1,733
Other Deaths in Service 11,550
Non-mortal Woundings 4,152
Civil War (1861-1865)
Total U.S. Servicemembers (Union) 2,213,363
Battle Deaths (Union) 140,414
Other Deaths (In Theater) (Union) 224,097
Non-mortal Woundings (Union) 281,881
Total Servicemembers (Conf.) (note 2) 1,050,000
Battle Deaths (Confederate) (note 3) 74,524
Other Deaths (In Theater) (Confed.) (note 3, 4) 59,297
Non-mortal Woundings (Confed.) Unknown
Spanish-American War (1898-1902)
Total Servicemembers (Worldwide) 306,760
Battle Deaths 385
Other Deaths in Service (Non-Theater) 2,061
Non-mortal Woundings 1,662
World War I (1917-1918)
Total Servicemembers (Worldwide) 4,734,991
Battle Deaths 53,402
Other Deaths in Service (Non-Theater) 63,114
Non-mortal Woundings 204,002
Living Veterans 1
World War II (1941-1945)
Total Servicemembers (Worldwide) 16,112,566
Battle Deaths 291,557
Other Deaths in Service (Non-Theater) 113,842
Non-mortal Wounding 671,846
Living Veterans (note 5) 2,306,000
Korean War (1950-1953)
Total Servicemembers (Worldwide) 5,720,000
Battle Deaths 33,741
Other Deaths (In Theater) 2,833
Other Deaths in Service (Non-Theater) 17,672
Non-mortal Woundings 103,284
Living Veterans 2,307,000
Vietnam War (1964-1975)
Total Servicemembers (Worldwide) (note 6) 8,744,000
Deployed to Southeast Asia (note 7) 3,403,000
Battle Deaths (note 8) 47,424
Other Deaths (In Theater) (note 8) 10,785
Other Deaths in Service (Non-Theater) (note 8) 32,000
Non-mortal Woundings (note 9) 153,303
Living Veterans (note 5, 10) 7,125,000
Desert Shield/Desert Storm(1990-1991)
Total Servicemembers (Worldwide)2,322,000
Deployed to Gulf 694,550
Battle Deaths 147
Other Deaths (In Theater) 235
Other Deaths in Service (Non-Theater) 1,590
Non-mortal Woundings 467
Living Veterans (note 5, 10) 2,269,000
America's Wars Total
U.S. Military Service During War 41,891,368
Battle Deaths 651,030
Other Deaths (In Theater) 308,800
Other Deaths in Service (Non-Theater) 230,279
Non-mortal Woundings 1,431,290
Living War Veterans 17,456,000
Living Veterans (War & Peacetime)23,442,000

Data from Department of Veteran's Affairs

Source: Department of Defense (DoD) Department, except living veterans, which are VA estimates as of Sept. 2008.

Notes:

1. Exact number is unknown. Posted figure is the median of estimated range from 184,000 to 250,000.

2. Exact number is unknown. Posted figure is median of estimated range from 600,000 to 1,500,000.

3. Death figures are based on incomplete returns.

4. Does not include 26,000 to 31,000 who died in Union prisons.

5. Estimate based upon new population projection methodology.

6. Covers the period 8/5/64 - 1/27/73 (date of cease fire)

7. Department of Defense estimate

8. Covers period 11/1/55 to 5/15/75

9. Excludes 150,332 not requiring hospital care

10.VA estimate, as of May, 2008, does not include those still on active duty and may include veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan.