The Meaning of Memorial Day

U.S. Military Casualties of War, a partial list
War or Conflict Date Combat Deaths Other Total Deaths Wounded Total Dead & Wounded Missing
American Revolutionary War 1775–1783 17,000 25,000 25,000 50,000
War of 1812 1812–1815 2,260 ~17,000 ~20,000 4,505 ~25,000
Mexican–American War 1846–1848 1,733 11,550 13,283 4,152 17,435
Civil War: total 1861–1865 212,938 ~625,000
Union 140,414 224,097 364,511 281,881 646,392
Confederate 72,524 ~260,000
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