The Deadliest Battles in U.S. History
The table below lists the battles in which the U.S. suffered the most fatalities. See U.S. Casualties and Veterans for a list of casualties in all of America's Wars.
|Battle (war)||Dates||Number of fatalities|
|The Meuse-Argonne Offensive (World War I)||Sep. 26, ? Nov. 11, 1918||26,277|
|Battle of the Bulge (World War II)||Dec. 16, 1944 ? Jan. 25, 1945||19,276|
|Battle of Okinawa (World War II)||April 1, ? June 21, 1945||12,513|
|Battle of Hurtgen Forest (World War II)||Sep. 19, 1944 ? Feb. 10, 1945||8,157|
|Battle of Gettysburg (Civil War)||June 3, ? July 24, 1863||7,863 (3,155 Union troops; and 4,708 Confederate)|
|Battle of Guadalcanal (World War II)||Aug. 7, 1942 ? Feb. 9, 1943||7,099|
|Battle of Iwo Jima (World War II)||Feb. 19, ? March 26, 1945||6,821|
|The Battle of Pusan Perimeter (Korean War)||Aug. 7, ? Sep. 1950||4,599|
|Battle of Spotsylvania (Civil War)||May 8?21, 1864||4,192 (2,725 Union troops; and 1,467 Confederate)|
|Battle of Chickamauga (Civil War)||Sep. 1?20, 1863||3,969 killed (1,657 Union troops; 2,312 Confederate)|
Sources Department of Defense and Veterans Administration, the National Park Service, and history.com.
See also Post-Vietnam Combat Casualties.
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