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--dexippus writes "The largest battle involving American troops was the Battle of the Bulge, or Ardennes offensive, which involved over 1 million GIs and over 35 divisions, from Dec. 16th 1944 to Jan 16th 1945. Roughly 16,000 GIs were killed during this period."
--That's incorrect, though most people THINK it's the largest American battle ever. Possibly due to all those hitler channel shows <g>.
--The largest is actually the Battle of the Meuse-Argonne, which lasted from 26 September 1918 until 11 November 1918, with the strategic aim of capturing the rail center of Sedan and cutting the lateral rail net of the German Army on the Western Front.
--It involved nearly 1,300,000 American troops, who suffered more than 120,000 casualties. With nearly 27000 dead, it's the bloodiest battle in American history, as well as being the largest.
--In case you want to read more about it, I recommend Robert Ferrell's excellent account, "America's Deadliest Battle: Meuse-Argonne, 1918".

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