WARS OF THE UNITED STATES

 

The American Revolution
The War of 1812
The Mexican-American War
The Civil War
The Spanish-American War
World War I
World War II
The Korean War
The Vietnam War
Desert Storm
Operation Enduring Freedom
Operation Iraqi Freedom
Operation New Dawn

 

Fact Sheet: America's Wars

November 2008     US Department of Veterans Affairs
American Revolution (1775-1783)
Total Servicemembers ..................................217,000 Battle Deaths ..................................................4,435 Non-mortal Woundings......................................6,188
War of 1812 (1812-1815)
Total Servicemembers...................................286,730
Battle Deaths..................................................2,260
Non-mortal Woundings.....................................4,505
Indian Wars (approx. 1817-1898)
Total Servicemembers...................................106,000
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 Woundings..................................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

Source: Department of Defense (DoD), 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 – 250,000.

2. Exact number is unknown. Posted figure is median of estimated

range from 600,000 – 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 – 5/15/75

9. Excludes 150,332 not requiring hospital care

10.VA estimate, as of 5/08, does not include those still on active duty and may include veterans who served in Iraq and fghanistan.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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