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The Revolutionary War (1775-1783)

Location: Southern United States, Indian Territory, Northeastern United States, Western United States, Atlantic Ocean

President: George Washington

The closing of our western lands, restriction of colonial currency,  the Stamp Act, Quartering and Townshend Acts enacted by the British led toe colonists' revolts. The Boston tea party took place when the British Parliment wanted to stop the East India Co. from selling low priced tea to the colonies . This led to the Intolerable Acts and the Quebec Act in 1774. that September, the First Continental Congress conviened in Philadelphia.

The following year, the Revolutionary War began. that May, the 2nd Continental Congress was held in Philadelphia. When the U.S. declared independence from the British in 1776, American troops battled them near Boston, New York and Trenton.. The Treaty of Paris in 1783 brought independence for the 13th colonies ending the war with Great Britain.


Facts: Population: 3,500,000; Soldiers: 200,000; Casualties: 4,435 Dead, 6,188 Wounded; Cost in billions (1990s): $1.2


*Revolutionary War Home Page

Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR)

Revolutionary War NW Territory Burials

Gen. Daniel Morgan's Riflemen

Tecumseh's War (August 1810 – October 5, 1813)

  Battle of Tippecanoe, Copyright 1889 by Kurtz & Allison


Location: Fought across Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, southern Canada, Illinois, Iowa, and Missouri, Tecumseh's War was a struggle not only for territory but also for Native people's future in relation to the United States.  Menominee, Ho-Chunk, Sioux, and Potawatomi warriors from Wisconsin joined him in opposing the Americans during the War of 1812. Tecumseh died at the Battle of the Thames on October 5, 1813, defending his positions while the British regulars fled.

President: James Madison


Tecumseh's War was waged against the United States in an effort to stop the encroachment by pioneers into their ancestrial home.

The Shawnee chief Tecumseh, was born near Chillicothe, Ohio in 1768.  He fought to secure a permanent territory for the indigenous tribes to be bordered by the Great Lakes of the north, the Ohio River in the east and south, and the Mississippi River. Native peoples were split, but Tecumseh and his confederacy sided with the British.  He was killed in a confrontation in Detroit and with his death, the dream of a Native American nation on this continent died too.  The defeat opened the Northwest Territory, establishing the states of Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, and Wisconsin.


Tecumseh's War Home Page


War of 1812 (1812-1815)

Location: Eastern and Central North America

President: James Madison


We declared war with Great Britain in 1812. Americans’ attempt to conquer Canada in campaigns between 1812 and 1813 was unsuccessful because the British blockaded the American coast. The war was ended in 1814 after numerous engagements by the Treaty of Ghent.. Weeks later, “Old Hickory” (aka :Andrew Jackson), won the battle of New Orleans ending the conflict with no benefit to either country..


Facts: Population: 7,600,000; Soldiers: 286,000; Casualties: 2,260 Dead, 4,505 Wounded; Cost in billions (1990s): $0.7.


Jonarthan A. Carlton--York Twp.


War of 1812 Home Page--Home Page--Coming Soon!


Mexican-American War (1846-1848)

Location: Texas, New Mexico, California and Mexico

President: James K. Polk


In 1846 when Mexico refused to recognize our country's annexation of Texas, they attacked us and the Congress declared war. That conflict ended by twith the "Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo in 1848". The states of California, Utah, Nevada, as well as parts of New Mexico, Colorado, Arizona, and Wyoming were ceded to us.

Facts: Population: Population: 21,100,000; Soldiers: 78,718; Casualties: 13,283 Dead, 4,152 Wounded Cost in billions (1990s): $1.1


Mexican-American War Home Page--Coming Soon!

Mexican-American War Veteran Burials


Civil War (1861-1965)

Location: Southern United States, Indian Territory, Northeastern United States, Western United States, Atlantic Ocean

President: Abraham Lincoln [Gettssyburg Adress]

Eleven southern states known as "the Confederacy" who depended upon slavery declared their secession from the Union because of the opposition to it.. The Union won, the Confederate armies surrendered in 1865, and the war ended the practice of slavery.  It was the deadliest war in American History.

Facts: The Union; Population: 26,200,000; Soldiers: 2,803,300; Casualties: 360,000 Dead, 275,175 Wounded; Cost in billions (1990s): $27.3
The Confederate States of America

The Confederates: Population: 8,100,000; Service Members: 1,064,200; Casualties: 260,000 Dead, 137,000 and Wounded; Cost in billions (1990s): $17.1.

Combined Statistics: Population: 34,300,000; Soldiers: 3,867,500; Casualties: 620,000 Dead, 412,175+ Wounded; Cost in billions (1990s): $44.4


[* Civil War Home Page ]  [ Civil War Veteran Burials ]  [History of the Gettysburg Address]


 Grand Army of the Republic Posts [ Colby ]  [ Dorchester ]  [ Greenwood ]  [ Loyal ]  [ Neillsville ]  [ Thorp ]  [ WRC ]

[ Civil War Home Page ]  []  [ Unity Histories


Spanish American War (1898)

Location: Cuba, Puerto Rico, Philippines and Guam

President: James K. Polk


In April, 1898, Spain declared war on us because of our support of the Cuban struggle for independence. The "Treaty of Paris in August, 1898" brought it to an end and we gained the Philippines, Puerto Rico, and Guam.

Facts: Population: 74,600,000; Soldiers: 306,800; Casualties: 387 Dead, 1,662 Wounded; Cost in billions (1990s): $6.3


*Spanish American War Home Page

Spanish American War Burials


World War I (1917-1918)

Location: Europe, Africa, Asia, Middle East, the Pacific Islands, and coast of North and South America

President: Woodrow Wilson


The First World War began in 1914, and it was fought between the Allied (Entente) Powers, which included the Russian Empire, the British Empire, France, the Empire of Japan, Italy, and the US, and the Central Powers, which included the Ottoman Empire, the German Empire, the Austrian-Hungarian Empire, and the Kingdom of Bulgaria. The war ended with the victory of the Allied Powers in 1918. New nations were formed.

Facts: Population: 102,800,000; Soldiers: 4,743,800; Casualties: 116,708 Dead, 204,002 Wounded;  Cost in billions (1990s): $196.5


*World War I Home Page

World War I Burials


World War II (1941-1945)

Location: Europe, Pacific & Atlantic Ocean, S.E. . Asia, East Asia, Middle East, Mediterranean, North Africa, Oceania, North and South America

Presidents: Franklin D. Roosevelt & Harry S. Truman


The Second World War started in 1939 with the German invasion of Poland. It was fought between the Axis Powers, which consisted of Germany, Italy, and Japan, and the Allies, which were made up of the British Empire, the USSR, and the USA. The war ended with the capitulation of Germany and Japan in 1945. Warsaw Pact and NATO were created, and the Cold War began.

Facts: Population: 135,500,000; Service Members: 16,353,700; Casualties: 407,316 Dead, 670,846 Wounded; Cost in billions (1990s): $2,091.3


*World War II Home Page

World War II Burials



Korean War (1950-1953)

Location: Korea

President: Dwight David Eisenhower


In 1950, North Korea invaded South Korea, and the nations that were allied with the US (the UN) intervened on behalf of the South. The USSR and the People’s Republic of China supported the North Korea. The Korean conflict ended in 1953. The Korean Demilitarized Zone was established.

Facts: Population: 151,700,000; Soldiers: 5,764,100; Casualties: 33,651 Dead, 103,284 Wounded; Cost in billions (1990s): $263.9


*Korean War Home Page

Korean War Burials


Vietnam War (1955-1964)

Location: Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos

Presidents: Four U.S. Presidents have been, in varying degrees, involved with the Vietnam War: (L to R) Dwight D. Eisenhower; John F. Kennedy; Lyndon B. Johnson; and Richard M. Nixon.


Communist forces of North Vietnam, Viet Kong, Khmer Rouge, the People’s Republic of China, USSR, North Korea, were confronted by Pathet Lao, and the anticommunist forces of US, South Vietnam, South Korea, Australia, Philippines, Thailand, New Zealand, the Kingdom of Laos and the Khmer Republic. North Vietnam won resulting in Laos, Cambodia, and South Vietnam becoming communist states.

Facts: Population: 204,900,000; Soldiers: 8,744,000; Casualties: 58,168 Dead, 303,635 Wounded; Cost in billions (1990s): $346.7


*Vietnam War Home Page

Vietnam Veteran Burials


Persian Gulf War (1990-1991)

Location: Iraq, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, and Israel

President: George W. Bush


 Iraq and the coalition forces of 34 nations that were confronted by the UN, after the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait. In the end a conditional victory liberated Kuwait.

Facts: Population: 260,000,000; Soldiers: 2,750,000; Casualties: 382 Dead, 467 Wounded; Cost in billions (1990s): $61.1


*Persian-Gulf War Home Page

Persian Gulf Veteran Burials


Afghanistan War (2001-2021)

Location: Afghanistan

Presidents: George W. Bush, Barack Obama, Donald Trump, Joe Biden


The war in Afghanistan was launched Oct. 7, 2001 following the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. The conflict lasted two decades and spanned four U.S. presidencies, becoming the longest war in American history.  By August 2021, the war began to come to a close with the Taliban regaining power two weeks before the US withdrawal was implemented.  The conflict resulted in tens of thousands of deaths and a $2 trillion price tag.
Facts (as of 9/2021):  U.S. Soldiers: 980,000; U.S. Casualties: 2,455 dead; Financial Cost: $2 Trillion


Afghanistan Veteran Burials


*Afghanistan War Home Page----coming soon!


Iraq War (1991-2011)

Location: Iraq

President: George W. Bush, Barrack Obama and Donald Trump


Operation Iraqi Freedom (renamed Operation New Dawn in September 2010) began in 2003 with the invasion of Iraq by a U.S.-led coalition that overthrew the government of Saddam Hussein. The conflict continued for nearly a decade, as insurgent fighters resisted the occupying forces and the post-invasion Iraq government. In 2007, following a decline in insurgent violence, the U.S. gradually began to reduce its military presence, and the last U.S. troops exited on December 15, 2011, marking the end of the war.

Facts: Iraq Population: 25 Million (2003); U.S. Military.: More than a million dollars; U.S. Military Casualties: 4,488 Dead, 32,223 Wounded; Cost: $1.7 trillion (through Fiscal Year 2013)


*Iraq War Home Page

Iraq Veteran Burials

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