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    Quote Originally Posted by sparten View Post
    800,000–1,600,000 - Battle of Stalingrad (1942–1943)
    670,000–1,500,000 - Siege of Leningrad (1941–1944)
    700,000 - Battle of Moscow (1941–1942)
    400,000–680,000 - Battle of Kiev (1941)
    500,000 - Battle of Smolensk (1941)
    370,000 - Battle of Voronezh (1942)
    370,000 - Battle of Belarus (1941)
    175,000–350,000 - Operation Bagration (1944)
    230,000–350,000 - Battle of Kursk (1943)
    300,000 - Battle of the Somme (1916)
    270,000 - Second Rzhev-Sychevka Offensive (1942)
    270,000 - Battle of West Ukraine (1944)
    260,000 - Battle of Verdun (1916)
    260,000 - Battle of the Caucasus (1942)
    165,000–300,000 Battle of Chalons (451)
    230,000 - Battle of Berlin (1945)
    200,000 - Siege of Tenochtitlan (1520–1521)
    190,000 - Battle of West Ukraine (1941)
    180,000 - Battle of France (1940)
    170,000 - Battle of the Lower Dnieper (1943)
    170,000 - Battle of Kφnigsberg (1945)
    150,000 - Battle of Rostov (1941)
    150,000 - Battle of Okinawa (1945)
    150,000 - Battle of Passchendaele (1917)
    132,000 - Battle of Normandy (1944)
    130,000 - Battle of Gallipoli (1916)
    130,000 - Battle of Budapest (1945)
    125,000 - Third Battle of Nanking (1864)
    125,000 - Battle of Lemberg (1914)
    115,000 - Battle of the Frontiers (1914)
    100,000 - Battle of Chernikov-Poltava (1943)
    100,000 - Battle of Smolensk (1943)
    90,000 - Battle of the Aisne (1917)
    83,000 - Battle of the Baltic (1941)
    80,000 - Battle of the Somme (1918)
    80,000 - Battle of the Marne (1918)
    74,000 - Battle of Polyarnoe-Karelia (1941)
    72,000+ - Battle of Belgorod (1943)
    70,000 - Second Battle of the Atlantic (1939–1945)
    70,000 - Second Battle of Anchialus (917)
    69,000 - Battle of Leyte (1944)
    66,000 - Battle of Donbass (1943)
    56,000–66,000 - Battle of Cannae (216 BC)
    65,000 - Battle of Lvov-Sandomir (1944)
    64,000 - Battle of the Aisne (1918)
    62,000 - Battle of Artois (1915)
    61,000 - Battle of the Baltic (1944)
    60,000 - Battle of Basra (1985–1988)
    60,000 - Battle of Monte Cassino (1944)
    60,000 - Battle of Arras (1917)
    60,000 - First Battle of Ypres (1914)
    60,000 - Battle of Champagne (1915)
    40,000–56,000 - Tet Offensive (1968)
    55,000 - Korsun Pocket (1944)
    55,000 - Battle of Voronezh (1943)
    50,000 - Meuse-Argonne offensive (1918)
    50,000 - Eleventh Battle of the Isonzo (1917)
    50,000 - Battle of Hsuchow (1927)
    30,000–50,000 - Battle of Naissus (268)
    45,000 - Fourth Battle of Kharkov (1943)
    44,000 - Battle of the Crimea (1944)
    42,000 - Battle of the Seelow Heights (1945)
    40,000 - Battle of Imphal (1944)
    38,000 - Battle of the Bulge (1944–1945)
    37,000 - Battle of Tannenberg (1914)
    36,500 - Battle of the Ebro (1938)
    35,000 - Battle of Mukden (1905)
    30,300–34,000 - Battle of Thermopylae (480 BC)
    32,000 - Battle of Lepanto (1571)
    31,000 - Battle of Thapsus (46 BC)
    31,000 - Battle of Taierzhuang (1937)
    30,000 - Battle of Saipan (1944)
    30,000 - Battle of Konotop (1659)
    30,000 - Battle of Marignan (1515)
    30,000 - Battle of the Teutoburg Forest (9)
    20,000–30,000 - Battle of Munda (45 BC)
    29,000 - Battle of Iwo Jima (1945)
    25,000 - Battle of Pydna (168 BC)
    26,000 - Katyn Massacre (1940)
    22,500 - Battle of Leipzig (1813)
    20,000 - Battle of the Trebia (218 BC)
    18,500 - Battle of Borodino (1812)
    16,500 - Battle of Halhin Gol (1939)
    15,000 - Battle of Waterloo (1815)
    15,000 - Battle of Lake Trasimene (217 BC)
    11,000 - Battle of Heraclea (180 BC)
    11,000 - Siege of Petersburg, Virginia (1864–1865)
    7,000–11,000 - Battle of Pharsalus (48 BC)
    10,500 - Battle of Asculum (279 BC)
    10,360 - Battle of Mons Graupius (83 or 84)
    10,000 - Battle of the Metaurus (207 BC)
    10,000 - Battle of Celaya (1913)
    8,700 - Battle of Cynoscephalae (197 BC)
    7,058 - Battle of Gettysburg (1863)
    6,592 - Battle of Marathon (490 BC)
    5,350+ - Battle of Suomussalmi (1939–1940)
    5,000+ - Battle of Dara (530)
    5,000+ - Battle of Dyrrhachium (1081)
    4,808 - Battle of Antietam (1862)
    4,360 - Battle of Chickamauga (1863)
    4,329 - Battle of Isandlwana (1879)
    4,175 - Battle of Leuthen (1757)
    3,477 - Battle of Shiloh (1862)
    3,205 - Second Battle of Bull Run (1862)
    200–2,850 - Battle for Fallujah (November 8–November 14, 2004)
    2,800 - Battle of Midway (1942)
    2,400 - La Noche Triste (1520)
    2,000+ - Battle of Manzikert (1071)
    1,705 - Battle of Cold Harbor (June 1-3, 1864)
    1,700 - Battle of Vicksburg (1863)
    1,000+ - Battle of Dyrrhachium (48 BC)
    868 - First Battle of Bull Run (July 21, 1861)
    622 - Jamestown Massacre (1622)
    567 - Battle of Rorke's Drift (1879)
    495 - Battle of Monongahela (1755)
    383 - Battle of the Alamo (1836)
    366 - Battle of Bunker Hill (1775)
    350 - Battle of Spion Kop (1900)
    302 - Battle of Little Bighorn (1876)


    If you will notice the most bloodiest seem to be from the Eastern Front.
    Impressive work on your behalf

    Pity for all those poor bustards though!

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    Thanks.
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    I still think Actium belongs on the list, it might even be number 1 for most losses suffered in a single day.

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    4,808 - Battle of Antietam (1862)

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    I thought nearly double died at Antietam?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dago View Post
    4,808 - Battle of Antietam (1862)

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    I thought nearly double died at Antietam?

    Double would be total casualties, meaning killed and wounded. This is justfatalities
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    Quote Originally Posted by leib10 View Post
    IIRC, the United States suffered more casualties (KIA, wounded, and captured) during the Battle of the Bulge than any other battle we've engaged in (except for Civil War battles, which don't really count).


    Why not? No one has been better at killing Americans than Americans.


    Shiloh...27,000 (2 days)
    Antietam....23,000 (1 day)
    Gettysburg...53,000 (3 days)
    Wilderness (Union only)....17,660 (2 days)


    Here is an interesting comparison

    Fox's Regimental Losses, Chapter V, Casualties Compared with European Wars
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    Quote Originally Posted by Albany Rifles View Post

    Why not? No one has been better at killing Americans than Americans.


    Shiloh...27,000 (2 days)
    Antietam....23,000 (1 day)
    Gettysburg...53,000 (3 days)
    Wilderness (Union only)....17,660 (2 days)


    Here is an interesting comparison

    Fox's Regimental Losses, Chapter V, Casualties Compared with European Wars

    Thats killed, wounded, missing and captured not just fatalitys.
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    Understand...didn't realize it was just killed. Thouhgt you were looking for total casualties.
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    that list above is sort of inaccurate, there is NO way the numbers were that high at the battle of chalon, not when the entire roman army (spread across the entire empire) numbered about 350,000.
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    Is the air-force and the navy counted in this ? Or is it only casualties ? If yes then certainly one of the many Indo-pak wars should come into account...or maybe not.

    Good work sparten.... You did do a lot of tedious research.
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