What U.S. War Suffered the Most Casualties?


Quick Answer

As of 2015, the American war with the highest number of casualties is the U.S. Civil War. During the Civil War, 620,000 Americans died. World War II is the war with the next highest level of causalities, with 405,000 Americans losing their lives.

Continue Reading
What U.S. War Suffered the Most Casualties?
Credit: Brent Winebrenner Lonely Planet Images Getty Images

Full Answer

There was a total of 1.5 million casualties suffered during the Civil War. During the war, 620,000 people died, 476,000 were wounded, and 400,000 were captured or went missing. Nearly as many men died in captivity during the Civil War as died fighting in the Vietnam War. Roughly 2 percent of the U.S. population at the time perished during the Civil War.

Learn more about Modern History
Related Videos

Related Questions