Truth or fiction
Last updated 5/15/2008 at Noon
Whenever I read a letter by Joe Howard Crews I wonder if he believes the nonsense in the letter or is he just testing to see what kind of reaction he will get.
He uses gross exaggeration in stating that tens of millions have died in wars defending the Constitution. A little research shows that the Civil War had the highest number of fatalities at 664,000 – of which 213,000 were in combat and the remainder from other causes, primarily disease. A close approximation for the total for all other wars, starting with the Revolutionary War, is 670,000. Again, the actual combat deaths are less t...