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Posted By: on: 11/13/2000 21:20:05 EST
Subject: RE: Hard Cold Numbers..Veterans Day

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No kidding, JD. Good stuff. Thanks for posting that, Ironclad.

Eric

American Revolution (1775-1784)
Participants 290,000
Deaths in Service 4,000
Last Veteran, Daniel F.Bakeman,...........died 4/5/1869, age 109
Last Widow, Catherine S.Damon,...........died 11/11/1806, age 92
Last Dependant, Phoebe M.Palmeter,....died 4/25/1811, age 90


War of 1812 (1812-1815)
Participants 287,000
Deaths in Service 2000
Last Veteran, Hiram Cronk,............died 5/13/05, age 105
Last Widow, Carolina King,...........died 6/28/36, age unknown
Last Dependent, Ester A.H. Morgan,........died 3/12/46, age 89


Indian Wars (Approx. 1817-1898)
Participants 106,000
Deaths in Service 1,000
Last Veteran,Frank Fraskie,.....died 6/18/73, age 101


Mexican War (1846-1848)
Participants 79,000
Deaths in Service 13,000
Last Veteran, Owen Thomas Edgar,..........died 9/3/29, age 98
Last Widow,Lena James Theobald,...........died 6/20/63, age 89
Last Dependant, Jesse G.Bivens,...............died 11/1/62,age 94


CIVIL WAR(1861-1865)
Participants(Union) 2,213,000
Deaths in Service (Union) 364,000
Participants (Confederate) 1,000,000*
Deaths in Service(Confederate) 133,821*
Last Union Veteran, Albert Woolson,......died 8/2/56 !,age 109
Last Confederate Veteran,John Salling,....died 3/16/58 !, age 112 !
(*Authoritative statistics for Confederate Forces not available. An estimated 28,000 Confederate soldiers died in Union prisons.)


Spanish-American War(1898-1902)
Participants 392,000
Deaths in Service 11,000
Last Spanish-American War Era Veteran, Nathan F.Cook,....died 9/10/92, age 106


World War I (1917-1918)
Participants 4,744,000
Deaths in Service 116,000
Living Veterans 6,800

World War II (9/6/40 thru 7/25/47)
Participants 16,535,000
Deaths in Service 406,000
Living Veterans 6,694,000


Korean Conflict ( 6/27/50 thru 1/31/55)
Participants 6,807,000
Deaths in Service 55,000
Living Veterans 4,290,000

VietNam Era ( 8/5/64 thru 5/7/75)
Participants 9,200,000
Deaths in Service 109,000
Living Veterans 8,212,000

Gulf War Era (Starting date is 8/2/90 thru 7/1/94)
Participants 3,900,000
Deaths in service 8,200
Living Veterans 1,864,000

AMERICA'S WARS TOTAL
War Participants # 41,902,000
Deaths in Service 1,089,200
Living War Veterans 19,614,000
Living Ex-Servicemembers 25,551,000


Wow, Clad, thank you. Awesome information and quite ponderative.
J.D.



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