The Battle of Gettysburg was costly on a scale that is hard to imagine today. Almost as many soldiers died in combat at the Battle of Gettyburg than during the entire Vietnam Conflict. Almost as many Soldiers were killed, wounded or declared missing from the Battle of Gettysburg than during the entire Vietnam Conflict. A soldier in the civil war had about a 1 in 4 chance surviving. Below are some comparisons to other conflicts and events in American History.
|Conflict||Number Serving||Total Deaths||Battle Deaths||Other Deaths||Wounded|
|War of 1812||286,730||2,260||2,260||4,505|
|Battle of Gettysburg||157,289||51,112|
|World War I||4,734,991||116,516||53,402||63,114||204,002|
|World War II||16,112,566||405,399||291,557||113,842||671,846|
|Persian gulf War||2,225,000||382||147||235||467|
|September 11, 2001||N/A||2,992||6,379|