Fact Sheet for All America's Wars: Totals for Killed and Wounded

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Total Killed and Wounded for All America's Wars

American Revolution (1775-1783)
Total Servicemembers (note 1).........................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 (Confederate)
(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.......................................................3

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)................................2,498,000

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..........................................2,400,000

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)............................7,203,600

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.........................................651,022
Other Deaths (In Theater)........................308,797
Other Deaths in Service (Non-Theater)......230,279
Non-mortal Woundings.........................1,431,290
Living War Veterans...........................17,484,000
Living Veterans (War & Peacetime).....23,532,000

 

Source: Department of Defense (DoD), except living veterans, which are VA estimates as of Sept. 30, 2007.

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 does not include those still on active duty and may 

     include veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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