List of Wars Involving the United States of America

Names of conflicts reported are those of the general historical consensus so far as my brief perusal with the unfortunately immense subject matter allows. Years designated are the approximate beginning and end of the United States’ involvement. Numbers of the dead/wounded are of U.S. combatants and not those of the other nation(s) due to the incompleteness of my personal record and is in no way meant to suggest theirs are any less deserving of our respect. This is not meant to be an exhaustive list, only an illuminative one.

1775 – 1783, American Revolutionary War, the first 25,000 Americans to die in combat

1776 – 1795, Cherokee-American Wars, first official military action of the latest Americans with the first

1785 – 1795, Northwest Indian War, over 1,000 citizens killed in combat

1801 – 1805, First Barbary War, 74 killed, 64 wounded

1812 – 1815, War of 1812, approximately 15,000 died during the war, about 2,260 from combat

1813 – 1814, Creek War, 575 dead

1815, Second Barbary War, 134 killed, 10 wounded

1817 – 1818, First Seminole War, 47 killed in combat

1820 – 1875, Texas-Indian Wars, a conflict lasting through Mexican Texas, the Republic of Texas, and the state of Texas

1823, Arikara War, 12 killed, 7 drowned in a river

1832, Black Hawk War, 305 dead, 85 wounded

1835 – 1836, Texas Revolution, 700 dead, 100 wounded

1835 – 1842, Second Seminole War, 1,535 war dead

1846 – 1848, Mexican-American War, 17,435 casualties

1847 – 1855, Cayuse War, 40 killed in combat, 75 wounded (1 grievously)

1851 – 1900, Apache Wars

1855 – 1858, Third Seminole War, 26 dead, 27 wounded

1855 – 1858, Yakima War, 34 dead from war, 92 injured

1858 – 1866, Navajo Wars

1861 – 1865, American Civil War, 364,511 dead from the U.S. Army, 290,000 dead from the Confederate Army, over 1,000,000 wounded

1862, Dakota War, somewhere between about 70 and about 120 dead

1863 – 1865, Colorado War

1876 – 1877, Great Sioux War, 314 dead, 211 wounded

1877, Nez Perce War, 134 dead, 157 wounded

1878, Bannock War, 12 dead, 22 wounded

1878 – 1879, Cheyenne War

1896 – 1918, Yaqui Wars

1898, Spanish-American War, 2,446 dead

1899 – 1902, Philippine-American War, 4,196 dead

1910 – 1919, Border War

1912 – 1933, Occupation of Nicaragua, 160 killed, 290 injured

1915 – 1934, Occupation of Haiti, 148 killed, at least 26 injured

1916 – 1924, Occupation of the Dominican Republic

1917 – 1918, World War I, 116,516 dead, 204,002 wounded, 3,350 missing

1939 – 1945, World War II, 405,399 dead, 670,846 wounded, 30,314 missing

1950 – 1953, Korean War, 36,516 dead, 92,134 wounded, 4,759 missing

1953 – 1975, Laotian Civil War

1955 – 1975, Vietnam War, 58,209 dead, 153,303 wounded, 1,587 missing

1965 – 1966, Dominican Civil War, 47 killed, 283 injured

1967 – 1975, Cambodian Civil War

1989 – 1990, Invasion of Panama, 40 dead, 324 injured

1990 – 1991, Gulf War, 294 killed, 849 injured

1992 – 1995, Bosnian War, 12 dead

1998 – 1999, Kosovo War, 18 dead

2001 – present, War in Afghanistan, 2,216 dead as of this writing, about 20,000 injured

2003 – 2011, Iraq War, 4,497 dead, 32,222 injured

2004 – present, War in North-West Pakistan

2014 – present, American-led intervention in Iraq

2014 – present, American-led intervention in Syria

2015 – present, American-led intervention in Libya

2015 – present, Yemeni Civil War, 1 dead, 3 injured