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



    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
    2001-2014
    2,356
    Iraq
    2003-2012
    4,489