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American War Deaths Through History

Authored By Staff Writer | Last Updated: 9/24/2014

From the War of Independence to Operation Enduring Freedom - blood spilled from sea to shining sea.

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The following is a listing of US casualties in the various conflicts that have been a part of the country's history. The following numbers reflect only reported war deaths and exclude those wounded and/or missing. The Civil War maintains the highest American casualty total of any conflict.


In its first 100 years of existence, over 683,000 Americans lost their lives, with the Civil War accounting for 623,026 of that total (91.2%). Comparatively, in the next 100 years, a further 626,000 Americans died through two World Wars and several more regional conflicts (World War 2 representing 65% of that total). Using this comparison, the Civil War might very well be the most costly war that America has ever fought.


Sources: U.S. Army Military History Institute; iCasualties.org; Wikipedia

CONFLICT
SPAN
CASUALTIES
American Revolutionary War
1775-1783
25,000
Northwest Indian War
1785-1795
~1,056
Quasi-War
1798-1800
514
War of 1812
1812-1815
~20,000
1st Seminole War
1817-1818
36
Black Hawk War
1832
305
2nd Seminole War
1835-1842
1,535
Mexican-American War
1846-1848
13,283
3rd Seminole War
1855-1858
26
Civil War
1861-1865
~625,000
Indian Wars
1865-1898
919
Great Sioux War
1875-1877
314
Spanish-American War
1898
2,446
Philippine-American War
1898-1913
4,196
Boxer Rebellion
1900-1901
131
Mexican Revolution
1914-1919
~35
Haiti Occupation
1915-1934
148
World War 1
1917-1918
116,516
North Russia Campaign
1918-1920
424
American Exped. Force Siberia
1918-1920
328
Nicaragua Occupation
1927-1933
48
World War 2
1941-1945
405,399
Korean War
1950-1953
36,516
Vietnam War
1955-1975
58,209
El Salvador Civil War
1980-1992
37
Beirut
1982-1984
266
Grenada
1983
19
Panama
1989
40
Persian Gulf War
1990-1991
258
Operation Provide Comfort
1991-1996
19
Somalia Intervention
1992-1995
43
Bosnia
1995-2004
12
NATO Air Campaign Yugoslavia
1999
20
Afghanistan (ongoing)
2001-
2,347 (9/24/14)
Iraq
2003-2012
4,486