Number of United States military fatalities in major wars 1775-2019

Number of military fatalities in all major wars involving the United States from 1776 until 2019

by Aaron O'Neill, last edited Aug 13, 2019
Number of United States military fatalities in major wars 1775-2019 This statistics shows the number of military fatalities in all major wars involving the United States, from the American Revolutionary War in 1776 until the ongoing Operation Enduring Freedom (also known as the War on Terror). From the data we can see that the total number of fatalities in the American Civil War, with approximately 620 thousand deaths, is almost the same as the number of fatalities in all other wars combined. Some estimates place the total amount of deaths in World War Two at just over 400 thousand and World War One at almost 120 thousand. If terms of the number of deaths per day, the Civil War is still at the top, with an average of 425 deaths per day, with an average of just under 300 deaths per day in the Second World War, and 200 per day in World War I.
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Number of military fatalities in all major wars involving the United States from 1776 until 2019

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