What war interests you the most? - Page 4




 
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Boots
 
January 30th, 2004  
FutureRANGER
 
 
Union and Confederacy combined, about 560,000 soldiers from combat and as POWs and disease, deprivation, ect.

Source http://www.cwc.lsu.edu/cwc/other/stats/warcost.htm
January 30th, 2004  
diplomatic_means
 
Ok that would then mean that it did not take more soldiers than all the other wars put together because i know WW2 casualty staistic for American troops was 500,000 WW1 would be at least 100,000 I'm sure and there had to be several thousand killed in the American Revolution.
January 30th, 2004  
GuyontheRight
 
Less then 9/11 in the American Revolution
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Boots
January 31st, 2004  
Redneck
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by diplomatic_means
Ok that would then mean that it did not take more soldiers than all the other wars put together because i know WW2 casualty staistic for American troops was 500,000 WW1 would be at least 100,000 I'm sure and there had to be several thousand killed in the American Revolution.
Actually it's close, just doing a guestimation from the figures provided on FutureRanger's source. I am far too lazy and have no motivation for actually adding them up to come up with a definite number, but that might be something you would like to try, diplomatic.
January 31st, 2004  
diplomatic_means
 
not really
January 31st, 2004  
FutureRANGER
 
 
All the American casualties from all the wars minus Civil War and Gulf War II is 1,786,969 compared to 970,227 from the Civil War (Union and Confederacy combined.)

All the American deaths from all the wars minus Civil War and Gulf War II is 638,560 compared to 558,052 from the Civil War (Union and Confederacy combined.)

All the American combat deaths from all the wars minus Civil War and Gulf War II is 435,625 compared to 184,594 from the Civil War (Union and Confederacy combined.)

Source http://www.cwc.lsu.edu/cwc/other/stats/warcost.htm
February 2nd, 2004  
GunnersQuadrant-British
 

Topic: Re: The war that most interested me...


Quote:
Originally Posted by Mark Conley
Kinda strange...but its the British-Zulu conflict of 1879. One massacre of armed soldiers by stick weilding blood thirsty type zulu warriors, followed by largest outpouring of victoria cross heros in a single engagement (Rouke's drift) virtually in a 24 hour period...yep interesting.
I must admit that was a good one although the zulus moved from their normal tactic of engaging us brits in open country to attacking us in a defended position as expressly defying the ordersof the zulu king not to do so. Go on the Welsh.
February 2nd, 2004  
Redneck
 
 
From what I've read about that war (Anglo-Zulu, do not know the official name ), which isn't much admittedly, that would have been one terrifying war for any of the British soldiers. Thousands upon thousands of enemy swarming around you, just waiting for your ammunition to run out so they can stick some six inch wide spear into your vitals.
February 5th, 2004  
hooah_medic
 
 
I'd have to say World War 2. Especially what the 101st and Rangers did.
February 10th, 2004  
athomeinak
 

Topic: Civil war casualties


If anyone is interested,
Just a breakdown:

Federal Army Casualties
Killed in action or mortally wounded: 110,100

Killed in action: 67,088

Mortally wounded: 43,012

Died of disease: 224,580

Died as prisoners of war: 30,192

Other types of non-battle deaths: 24,881

Accidents: 4,114

Drowned: 4,944

Murdered: 520

Killed after capture: 104

Suicide: 391

Executed by Federal authorities: 267

Executed by the enemy: 64

Sunstroke: 313

Other causes: 2,043

Cause not stated: 12,121

Total Deaths: 389,753

Wounded in Action: 275,175

Total casualties, 1861 to 1865: 664,928

Confederate Army Casualties
Killed in action or mortally wounded: 94,000

Died of disease: 164,000

Died as prisoners of war: 31,000

Total Deaths: 289,000

Wounded in action: 194,026

Total casualties, 1861 to 1865: 483,026

Prisoners of War
Federal Prisoners
211,411 prisoners of war

16,668 paroled on the field

30,218 died in prison

15.5% mortality rate

Confederate Prisoners
462,634 prisoners of war

247,769 paroled on the field

25,976 died in prison

12% mortality rate