The War of 1812


The Harper Encyclopedia of Military History: From 3500 B.C. to the Present
British Troops Burn Down Washington, D.C. in the War of 1812

War of 1812 Statistics

War of 1812 Statistics:
Size of the U.S. Military when the War of 1812 Began:

U.S. Military Personnel During the War of 1812:


U.S. Military Deaths and Wounded in the War of 1812: (Battle Casualties)

2,260 Deaths
Army: 1,950

Navy: 265

Marines: 45

4,505 Wounded

Army: 4,000

Navy: 439

Marines: 66

*An estimated 15,000 total deaths occurred due to the war on the American side. As is typical of warfare in this era, more deaths occurred from disease and other causes than through actual battle wounds and causes.

British Military Deaths and Wounded in the War of 1812: (Battle Casualties)

1,160 Deaths

3,679 Wounded

British Military Deaths and Wounded in the War of 1812: (Non-Battle Casualties)

3,321 Deaths by Disease


American Military Expenditures during the War of 1812:

$93 million

Money Borrowed by the Federal Government During the War of 1812:

$80 million


American War and Military Operations Casualties: Lists and Statistics--from the Department Of The Navy - Naval History & Heritage Command

Hickey, Donald R. (2006). Don't Give Up the Ship!: Myths of the War of 1812. Urbana: University of Illinois Press.

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