America’s Wars — Veterans Day 11 November 2008

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America’s Wars — Veterans Day 11 November 2008


American Revolution (1775-1783)

Total U.S. Servicemembers1 217,000
Battle Deaths 4,435
Non-mortal Woundings 6,188

War of 1812 (1812-1815)

Total U.S. Servicemembers 286,730
Battle Deaths 2,260
Non-mortal Woundings 4,505

Indian Wars (approx. 1817-1898)

Total U.S. Servicemembers (VA estimate) 106,000
Battle Deaths (VA estimate) 1,000

Mexican War (1846-1848)

Total U.S. Servicemembers 78,718
Battle Deaths 1,733
Other Deaths (In Theater) 11,550
Non-mortal Woundings 4,152

Civil War (1861-1865)

Total U.S. Servicemembers (Union) 2,213,363
Battle Deaths (Union) 140,414
Other Deaths (In Theater) (Union) 224,097
Non-mortal Woundings (Union) 281,881
Total Servicemembers (Conf.) 2 1,050,000
Battle Deaths (Confederate) 3 74,524
Other Deaths (In Theater) (Confederate) 3, 4 59,297
Non-mortal Woundings (Confederate) Unknown

Spanish-American War (1898-1902)

Total U.S. Servicemembers (Worldwide) 306,760
Battle Deaths 385
Other Deaths in Service (Non-Theater) 2,061
Non-mortal Woundings 1,662

World War I (1917-1918)

Total U.S. Servicemembers (Worldwide) 4,734,991
Battle Deaths 53,402
Other Deaths in Service (Non-Theater) 63,114
Non-mortal Woundings 204,002
Living Veterans 1

World War II (1941 –1945)
Total U.S. Servicemembers (Worldwide) 16,112,566
Battle Deaths 291,557
Other Deaths in Service (Non-Theater) 113,842
Non-mortal Woundings 671,846
Living Veterans 5 2,306,000
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NOTES:
1. Exact number is unknown. Posted figure is the median of estimated
range from 184,000 – 250,000.
2. Exact number is unknown. Posted figure is median of estimated
range from 600,000 – 1,500,000.
3. Death figures are based on incomplete returns.
4. Does not include 26,000 to 31,000 who died in Union prisons.
5. Estimate based upon new population projection methodology.


Korean War (1950-1953)

Total U.S. Servicemembers (Worldwide) 5,720,000
Battle Deaths 33,739
Other Deaths (In Theater) 2,835
Other Deaths in Service (Non-Theater) 17,672
Non-mortal Woundings 103,284
Living Veterans 2,307,000

Vietnam War (1964-1975)

Total U.S. Servicemembers (Worldwide) 6 8,744,000
Deployed to Southeast Asia 7 3,403,000
Battle Deaths 8 47,434
Other Deaths (In Theater) 8 10,786
Other Deaths in Service (Non-Theater) 8 32,000
Non-mortal Woundings 9 153,303
Living Veterans 5, 10 7,125,000

Desert Shield/Desert Storm (1990-1991)

Total U.S. Servicemembers (Worldwide) 2,322,000
Deployed to Gulf 694,550
Battle Deaths 147
Other Deaths (In Theater) 235
Other Deaths in Service (Non-Theater) 1,590
Non-mortal Woundings 467
Living Veterans 5, 10 2,269,000

America’s Wars Total (1775 -1991)

U.S. Military Service during Wartime 41,891,368
Battle Deaths 651,030
Other Deaths (In Theater) 308,800
Other Deaths in Service (Non-Theater) 230,279
Non-mortal Woundings 1,431,290
Living War Veterans 17,456,000
Living Veterans (Periods of War & Peace) 23,442,000

Global War on Terror (Oct 2001 - )

The Global War on Terror (GWOT), including Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) and Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF), are ongoing conflicts. For the most current GWOT statistics, visit the following Department of Defense Website:
http://siadapp.dmdc.osd.mil/personne..._component.pdf




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6. Covers the period 8/5/64 - 1/27/73 (date of cease fire)
7. Department of Defense estimate
8. Covers period 11/1/55 – 5/15/75
9. Excludes 150,341 not requiring hospital care
10.VA estimate, as of 5/08, does not include those still on active duty and may include veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Source: Department of Defense (DOD), except living veterans, which are VA estimates as of Sep 2008.

America’s Wars Fact Sheet, Nov 2008



American Revolution
Last Veteran, Daniel F. Bakeman,
died 4/5/1869, age 109
Last Widow, Catherine S. Damon,
died 11/11/06, age 92
Last Dependent, Phoebe M. Palmeter,
died 4/25/11, age 90 Mexican War
Last Veteran, Owen Thomas Edgar,
died 9/3/29, age 98
Last Widow, Lena James Theobald,
died 6/20/63, age 89
Last Dependent, Jesse G. Bivens,
died 11/1/62, age 94
War of 1812
Last Veteran, Hiram Cronk,
died 5/13/05, age 105
Last Widow, Carolina King,
died 6/28/36, age unknown
Last Dependent, Esther A.H. Morgan,
died 3/12/46, age 89 Civil War
Last Union Veteran, Albert Woolson,
died 8/2/56, age 109
Last Confederate Veteran, John Salling,
died 3/16/58, age 112
Last Union Widow, Gertrude Janeway,
died 1/17/2003, age 93
Indian Wars
Last Veteran, Fredrak Fraske,
died 6/18/73, age 101 Spanish-American War
Last veteran, Nathan E. Cook,
died 9/10/92, age 106


VA estimates the number of living World War II U.S. veterans will be:*
9/30/08 2,306,000 9/30/09……. 2,024,000 9/30/10….….1,761,000 9/30/11………. 1,517,000 9/30/12 1,294,000 9/30/13……..1,092,000 9/30/14……….911,000 9/30/15… …. …750,000 9/30/16 611,000 9/30/17………. 490,000 9/30/18…....….388,000 9/30/19…………303,000 9/30/20 233,000 9/30/21……….176,000 9/30/22……….131,000 9/30/23……….….96,000

* Estimates have changed based on new population projections. ___________________________________________

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U.S. Veterans and Dependents on
Benefits Rolls as of
September 2008

SURVIVING
VETERANS CHILDREN PARENTS SPOUSES
Civil War - 2 - -

Indian Wars - - - -

Spanish-American War - 94 - 90

Mexican Border - 15 - 60

World War I - 3,169 - 4,873

World War II 274,052 14,403 117 223,895

Korean Conflict 156,842 3,170 257 60,948

Vietnam Era 1,015,151 8,843 2,932 165,376

Gulf War 1 896,288 13,688 926 15,945

Non service-connected 315,763 18,103 2 182,236

Service-connected 2,951,587 28,016 5,385 320,979
1 For compensation and pension purposes, the Persian Gulf War period has not yet been terminated and includes veterans of Operations Iraqi and Enduring Freedom.
 
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Trip_Wire said:
America’s Wars — Veterans Day 11 November 2008


American Revolution (1775-1783)

Total U.S. Servicemembers1 217,000
Battle Deaths 4,435
Non-mortal Woundings 6,188

War of 1812 (1812-1815)

Total U.S. Servicemembers 286,730
Battle Deaths 2,260
Non-mortal Woundings 4,505

Indian Wars (approx. 1817-1898)

Total U.S. Servicemembers (VA estimate) 106,000
Battle Deaths (VA estimate) 1,000

Mexican War (1846-1848)

Total U.S. Servicemembers 78,718
Battle Deaths 1,733
Other Deaths (In Theater) 11,550
Non-mortal Woundings 4,152

Civil War (1861-1865)

Total U.S. Servicemembers (Union) 2,213,363
Battle Deaths (Union) 140,414
Other Deaths (In Theater) (Union) 224,097
Non-mortal Woundings (Union) 281,881
Total Servicemembers (Conf.) 2 1,050,000
Battle Deaths (Confederate) 3 74,524
Other Deaths (In Theater) (Confederate) 3, 4 59,297
Non-mortal Woundings (Confederate) Unknown

Spanish-American War (1898-1902)

Total U.S. Servicemembers (Worldwide) 306,760
Battle Deaths 385
Other Deaths in Service (Non-Theater) 2,061
Non-mortal Woundings 1,662

World War I (1917-1918)

Total U.S. Servicemembers (Worldwide) 4,734,991
Battle Deaths 53,402
Other Deaths in Service (Non-Theater) 63,114
Non-mortal Woundings 204,002
Living Veterans 1

World War II (1941 –1945)
Total U.S. Servicemembers (Worldwide) 16,112,566
Battle Deaths 291,557
Other Deaths in Service (Non-Theater) 113,842
Non-mortal Woundings 671,846
Living Veterans 5 2,306,000
______________________________________
NOTES:
1. Exact number is unknown. Posted figure is the median of estimated
range from 184,000 – 250,000.
2. Exact number is unknown. Posted figure is median of estimated
range from 600,000 – 1,500,000.
3. Death figures are based on incomplete returns.
4. Does not include 26,000 to 31,000 who died in Union prisons.
5. Estimate based upon new population projection methodology.


Korean War (1950-1953)

Total U.S. Servicemembers (Worldwide) 5,720,000
Battle Deaths 33,739
Other Deaths (In Theater) 2,835
Other Deaths in Service (Non-Theater) 17,672
Non-mortal Woundings 103,284
Living Veterans 2,307,000

Vietnam War (1964-1975)

Total U.S. Servicemembers (Worldwide) 6 8,744,000
Deployed to Southeast Asia 7 3,403,000
Battle Deaths 8 47,434
Other Deaths (In Theater) 8 10,786
Other Deaths in Service (Non-Theater) 8 32,000
Non-mortal Woundings 9 153,303
Living Veterans 5, 10 7,125,000

Desert Shield/Desert Storm (1990-1991)

Total U.S. Servicemembers (Worldwide) 2,322,000
Deployed to Gulf 694,550
Battle Deaths 147
Other Deaths (In Theater) 235
Other Deaths in Service (Non-Theater) 1,590
Non-mortal Woundings 467
Living Veterans 5, 10 2,269,000

America’s Wars Total (1775 -1991)

U.S. Military Service during Wartime 41,891,368
Battle Deaths 651,030
Other Deaths (In Theater) 308,800
Other Deaths in Service (Non-Theater) 230,279
Non-mortal Woundings 1,431,290
Living War Veterans 17,456,000
Living Veterans (Periods of War & Peace) 23,442,000

Global War on Terror (Oct 2001 - )

The Global War on Terror (GWOT), including Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) and Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF), are ongoing conflicts. For the most current GWOT statistics, visit the following Department of Defense Website:
http://siadapp.dmdc.osd.mil/personne..._component.pdf




__________________________________________________ ______

6. Covers the period 8/5/64 - 1/27/73 (date of cease fire)
7. Department of Defense estimate
8. Covers period 11/1/55 – 5/15/75
9. Excludes 150,341 not requiring hospital care
10.VA estimate, as of 5/08, does not include those still on active duty and may include veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Source: Department of Defense (DOD), except living veterans, which are VA estimates as of Sep 2008.

America’s Wars Fact Sheet, Nov 2008



American Revolution
Last Veteran, Daniel F. Bakeman,
died 4/5/1869, age 109
Last Widow, Catherine S. Damon,
died 11/11/06, age 92
Last Dependent, Phoebe M. Palmeter,
died 4/25/11, age 90 Mexican War
Last Veteran, Owen Thomas Edgar,
died 9/3/29, age 98
Last Widow, Lena James Theobald,
died 6/20/63, age 89
Last Dependent, Jesse G. Bivens,
died 11/1/62, age 94
War of 1812
Last Veteran, Hiram Cronk,
died 5/13/05, age 105
Last Widow, Carolina King,
died 6/28/36, age unknown
Last Dependent, Esther A.H. Morgan,
died 3/12/46, age 89 Civil War
Last Union Veteran, Albert Woolson,
died 8/2/56, age 109
Last Confederate Veteran, John Salling,
died 3/16/58, age 112
Last Union Widow, Gertrude Janeway,
died 1/17/2003, age 93
Indian Wars
Last Veteran, Fredrak Fraske,
died 6/18/73, age 101 Spanish-American War
Last veteran, Nathan E. Cook,
died 9/10/92, age 106


VA estimates the number of living World War II U.S. veterans will be:*
9/30/08 2,306,000 9/30/09……. 2,024,000 9/30/10….….1,761,000 9/30/11………. 1,517,000 9/30/12 1,294,000 9/30/13……..1,092,000 9/30/14……….911,000 9/30/15… …. …750,000 9/30/16 611,000 9/30/17………. 490,000 9/30/18…....….388,000 9/30/19…………303,000 9/30/20 233,000 9/30/21……….176,000 9/30/22……….131,000 9/30/23……….….96,000

* Estimates have changed based on new population projections. ___________________________________________

.
U.S. Veterans and Dependents on
Benefits Rolls as of
September 2008

SURVIVING
VETERANS CHILDREN PARENTS SPOUSES
Civil War - 2 - -

Indian Wars - - - -

Spanish-American War - 94 - 90

Mexican Border - 15 - 60

World War I - 3,169 - 4,873

World War II 274,052 14,403 117 223,895

Korean Conflict 156,842 3,170 257 60,948

Vietnam Era 1,015,151 8,843 2,932 165,376

Gulf War 1 896,288 13,688 926 15,945

Non service-connected 315,763 18,103 2 182,236

Service-connected 2,951,587 28,016 5,385 320,979
1 For compensation and pension purposes, the Persian Gulf War period has not yet been terminated and includes veterans of Operations Iraqi and Enduring Freedom.
My Bold, not wishing to denigrate this post and all respect to the fallen across the globe, but The War of Independence was fought between the British and The American Civil War was Blue on Blue.
 
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Too be honest... the Revolutionary war was a civil war by all definition with many colonists staying loyal to the crown. Here in the states, that sad aspect of the conflict is usually glossed over in history classes as is the fact that there was a very active pro American slice of your Parlament at the time and that British commanders in theater really didn't have their hearts in the fight and some actually sympathized with their opposition although that did not prevent them from being professional it certainly made them less aggressive than they were towards say... the French.

Anyway...

Veteran's Day here in the States is not given the attention it once was... used to be every school had their students do assignments on the subject and would bring in veterans to meet and speak with the kids. Now maybe a quarter of schools actually do anything to recognize it. Memorial Day on the other hand garnishes sweeping attention... and rightly so as it is the day to remember and mourn our fallen.
 
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We celebrate Decoration Day on April the 26th. It's quite a celebration among my kinfolk. :wink:

"The South Will Rise Again!" :lol:






The history of Confederate Memorial Day lays its roots back to 1862 when a grieved widow of a Confederate soldier started a pilgrimage to his graveside. The inspiration came from her small child who would pick the weeds and place flowers on the unmarked Confederate soldiers graves commonly referring to them as her soldier's graves. The Georgia General Assembly in 1874 provided legislation for a new public holiday that April 26th of each year would be known as Memorial Day. Georgia Governor James Smith signed the legislation into law. It appears that the reason for the 26th of April date was that was the date that General Joseph E. Johnston surrendered in North Carolina thus bringing the end of the War between the States for Georgia. In the language of this legislation it is clear that April 26th was already being celebrated as Confederate Memorial Day in the state unofficially. Below is an excerpt from the Confederate Veteran magazine (1893) which may shed some light on the holidays beginning. On April 12th 1866, a woman's memorial association in Columbus, GA called for a special day of memorial. On April 26th, 1866 an Atlanta Ladies Memorial Association held a Confederate Memorial observance at Oakland Cemetery. Many Southern States observed Confederate Memorial Day on different dates. Florida joined Georgia celebrating it on April 26th. Mississippi celebrates Confederate Memorial day on the last Monday of April. Alabama celebrates it on the forth Monday of April. North and South Carolina celebrate it on May the 10th which is the anniversary of Jefferson Davis's capture. Louisiana and Tennessee celebrate on June 3rd, where Tennessee calls the observance Confederate Decoration Day. The reason for June 3rd is that it is Jefferson Davis's birthday. Texas celebrates Confederate Heroes Day on January 19th (Gen. Robert E. Lee's birthday) and Virginia calls its Confederate Memorial Day the last Monday in May. The reason that we celebrate is to remember the lives of these veterans and the sacrifices they made. To pay honor and respect to the heroes of the Southland...the Southland that they shed their blood for...for the very blood that courses through our own veins...for the pride they left for us and the pride we have for them. We should all celebrate Confederate Memorial Day and its observance within our local communities. Sons of Confederate Veterans Camps all over the United States do observances for the Confederate Veterans on these Memorial dates and I challenge anyone reading this to get involved with these observances and be a part.

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