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    Overview of the Mexican-American War

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    Casualties and Statistics

    • The Mexican government estimated that the war claimed the lives of some 25,000 Mexican soldiers and civilians. Infection and disease took many more U.S. casualties than combat did. At least 10,000 U.S. troops died of illness, whereas some 1,500 troops were killed in action or died of battle wounds. Estimates of the war’s casualties vary.
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