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What ugly war saw the United States suffer its one millionth battle death since 1775?

Zbeckabee

America's Wars Total
Military service during war 41,891,368
Battle deaths 651,030
Other deaths in service (theater) 308,800
Other deaths in service (nontheater) 230,279
Nonmortal woundings 1,431,290
Living war veterans 17,456,0004
Living veterans 23,442,000

What am I missing here? This says total battle deaths are 651,030:

 Jul 19 10, 10:13 PM

the Korean war is the one

 Jul 19 10, 10:19 PM
serpa

American Revolutionary War 22,674
War of 1812 11,700
Mexican-American War 13,271
American Civil War (1860-1865) 618,000
Spanish-American War 5,385
Filipino Insurrection 4,196
World War I (1917-1918) 117,465
World War II (1941-1945) 418,500

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_casualties_of_war

 Jul 19 10, 11:05 PM
star_gazer

Don't forget the American Indian Wars.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Indian_Wars

 Jul 19 10, 11:12 PM
serpa

I think Zb's link might list only "battle" deaths? My link also lists "other" deaths. Civil War had more than 350,000 "other" deaths. WWII more than 110,000 "other" deaths, etc.

 Jul 19 10, 11:22 PM
Zbeckabee

My link lists both "battle" and "other" deaths. The question specifically asks for "battle"...so, my take on it would be...there is no answer for the question.

 Jul 20 10, 5:13 AM
Zbeckabee

I think it should be pointed out that there is a marked difference between "battle" deaths and "other war" deaths.

"War fatality statistics may be compiled with very different research needs in mind and there are a number of classification schemes for doing so. In this article, however, we seek to distinguish three of the most common: counts of combatant deaths, battle deaths (which we use synonymously with combat deaths), and war deaths."

"This project maintains a dataset on battle deaths (soldiers and civilians killed in combat) in state-based armed conflicts."

http://www.prio.no/CSCW/Datasets/Armed-Conflict/Battle-Deaths/

 Jul 20 10, 5:28 AM
serpa

 Jul 20 10, 7:57 AM

sorry I guess it's my fault I should have been more specific...I thought it was the Korean war thanks people for the correction

 Jul 20 10, 9:26 AM

 In the United States if a horse falls and injures itself so that it is obvious that the horse will suffer a painful death it is still illegal to shoot the horse. Why?

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