The War of 1812
The War of 1812
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The War of 1812 Statistics

By the Numbers

Number of soldiers in the British Army in 1812: 243,885
Number of British soldiers stationed in Canada in 1812: 6000
Number of soldiers in the United States Army in 1812: 70001

Approximate number of seaworthy battleships in the British navy in 1812: 500
Approximate number of seaworthy British battleships stationed in the Western Hemisphere in 1812: 80
Approximate number of seaworthy battleships in the American navy in 1812: 122

Number of British casualties suffered in the Battle of New Orleans: 2036
Number of American casualties suffered in the Battle of New Orleans: 213

American killed in the War of 1812: 1877
American wounded in the war of 1812: 40004

Total American military expenditures during the War of 1812: $93 million
Total federal government borrowing during the War of 1812: $80 million5

Value of imports allowed to enter Virginia in 1814 while blockaded by the British: $4000
Value of imports allowed to enter Massachusetts's in 1814 while blockaded by the British: $1.6 million.6

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