Statistics

Overview

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.

Information About Soldiers
Conflict Number Serving Total Deaths Battle Deaths Other Deaths Wounded
Revolutionary War N/A 4,435 4,435   6,188
War of 1812 286,730 2,260 2,260   4,505
Mexican War 708,718 13,283 1,733 11,550 4,152
Civil War   624,511   514,411 475,881
Confederate Army   260,000 94,000 166,000 194,000
Union Army 2,213,363 364,511 140,414 224,097 281,881
Battle of Gettysburg 157,289 51,112      
Confederate Army 75,000 28,063      
Union Army 82,289 23,049      
Spanish-American War 306,760 2,446 385 2,061 1,662
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
Korean War 5,720,000 36,574 33.747 2,833 103,284
Vietnam Conflict 8,744,000 58,209 47,424 10,785 153,303
Persian gulf War 2,225,000 382 147 235 467
September 11, 2001 N/A 2,992     6,379