Memorial Day

On this Memorial Day weekend, the 79th New York would like to reflect on the sacrifices made by the military during the wars Americans have been involved in. The following is a list of casualites since the American Revolution.

American Revolution ( 1775-1783 ) 

Battle Deaths: 4,435, wounded 6,188

War of 1812 ( 1812-1815 ):  

Battle Deaths: 2,260  wounded; 4,505

Indian Wars ( 1817-1898 ) 

Battle deaths: 1,000

Mexican War ( 1846-1848 )

Battle deaths: 1,733

wounded: 4,152

Civil War ( 1861-1865 )

Battle deaths ( US ) 140,414    (CS ) 74,524

wounded ( US ) 281,881  ( CS ) unknown

Spanish American War ( 1898-1902 )

Battle deaths: 383

wounded: 1,662

World War 1 ( 1917-1918 )

Battle deaths: 53, 402

wounded: 204,002

World War 2 ( 1941-1945 )

Battle deaths: 291,557

wounded: 670, 846

Korean War ( 1950-1953 ) 

Battle Deaths: 33,739

wounded: 103,284

Vietnam War ( 1964-1975 )

Battle deaths: 47,34

wounded: 153, 303

Desert Shield/Desert Storm ( 1990-1991 )

Battle deaths: 148

wounded: 467

Total ( 1775-1991 )

U.S service in wartime: 41, 892,128

Battle deaths: 651, 031

other deaths  in theater: 308,800

wounded: 1,430,290

source: US Department of Veteran’s Affairs

 

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