U.S. Civil War - Surprising Soldiers - Extra History

Historians have been learning that the US civil war armies were a lot more diverse than previously accounted for--partly because many soldiers who hailed from other countries and nations used adopted names. Chinese, Hawaiian, Hispanic, and Cherokee soldiers all participated on both sides of the US civil war--suffering even more conflict in some cases.
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  • Extra Credits

    Extra Credits

    2 months ago

    Researchers are beginning to learn that the makeup of the Union and Confederate armies in the US Civil War was a lot more nuanced and diverse than we had previously known. Here is an episode on the accounts of some of those surprising soldiers! bit.ly/EHPatreon

  • Farmmer John

    Farmmer John

    Month ago

    could you guys do a whole series on the civil war please?

  • Democracy But not really

    Democracy But not really

    2 months ago

    You guys should make a video about General Antonio Luna and the Philippine revolution

  • Herbert Miller

    Herbert Miller

    2 months ago

    3:33 Yea! You got the right Confederate flag. Not the battle flag.

  • ghostbos 7

    ghostbos 7

    2 months ago

    Can you do Gettysburg

  • garroto30

    garroto30

    2 months ago

    Pls make a video about the norwegians saboteurs from ww2. They could very well be the main reason why the nazis didn't developed a nuclear bomb

  • enistoja

    enistoja

    2 days ago

    Hispanic means From Spain. You'll get many different opinions on whether Mexicans, Mexican immigrants, and other Latin American folk like the term or not. I personally do not.

  • Page Summer

    Page Summer

    3 days ago

    I’m i the only one who wondered how the simease twins had sons?

  • OddBallPerformance

    OddBallPerformance

    3 days ago

    The same way the rest of us do. Being conjoined doesn't mean the rest of their bodies didn't work. They just had some very amazing and understanding women.

  • Muneeb Noman

    Muneeb Noman

    6 days ago

    This channel is for kids

  • Metalshyguy 117

    Metalshyguy 117

    7 days ago

    Wait...... If you’re, say, Colombian , aren’t you technically American? Because you’re from the Americas? Just a thought.

  • William Tecumseh Sherman

    William Tecumseh Sherman

    8 days ago

    Ah yes. The American Civil War. I also fought for the Union.

  • Tilen Stupar

    Tilen Stupar

    4 days ago

    Did you really March through Georgia and singing this song?

  • TheUltanator

    TheUltanator

    9 days ago

    What about the Irish brigade

  • Christobanistan

    Christobanistan

    13 days ago

    8:19 Why is the slaveholder portrayed as a cute grinning fellow? I mean, there's neutrality, and there's WTF?

  • FALLOUT 4

    FALLOUT 4

    17 days ago

    I loved your vids from the phillipines

  • The Wii U Pro Controller Defense Force

    The Wii U Pro Controller Defense Force

    18 days ago

    I saw T. Odinson. Thor WAS A CIVIL WAR SOLDIER

  • Space Pirate

    Space Pirate

    19 days ago

    CSA could have won the Civil War if one man did his job right

  • Mariana Matthews

    Mariana Matthews

    21 day ago

    At one point the Native slave trade was bigger than the African Slave trade.

  • David Salazar

    David Salazar

    22 days ago

    Literally best video. Dont @ me.

  • Because Sports

    Because Sports

    24 days ago

    Hey they should do more on this and talk about the battles and the tactics

  • Edy Lai

    Edy Lai

    25 days ago

    Any Y'all Seen Thanos

  • badfoody

    badfoody

    25 days ago

    Sylvanus? Doesn't the Horde have a lot of slaves lel

  • Curtis Lowery

    Curtis Lowery

    26 days ago

    300 slopes... yeah, that many died before war was declared. Look at ww2 pearl harbor. We need to do tharvwith the muslims now before its to late

  • AUrora12922 Absolute trash :3

    AUrora12922 Absolute trash :3

    26 days ago

    F l o c k s

  • Harrison Ressler

    Harrison Ressler

    27 days ago

    2:01 What does the National Park Service have anything to do with dead veterans?

  • Terminalsanity

    Terminalsanity

    27 days ago

    The national park service maintains national cemeteries and arranges services for veterans at them.

  • F-16c Thunderbird

    F-16c Thunderbird

    27 days ago

    Confederacy: let's do capture the flag. Union: Theres no such thing. Thomas: hold my beer

  • chitosan

    chitosan

    28 days ago

    According to chronicles, memoirs, and journals, most New Mexico Volunteers joined the fight not because of North vs South, because they thought they were fighting TEXAS.

  • Felix Crispala

    Felix Crispala

    28 days ago

    Didn't actually think Filipinos we're in the civil war

  • Ben Siener

    Ben Siener

    28 days ago

    Just an fyi, the South had black soldiers as well

  • Señor Hilter

    Señor Hilter

    Month ago

    It was everyone's war

  • Marbella Bender

    Marbella Bender

    Month ago

    So we aren't going to bring up the fact that the Siamese twins both made sons while being stuck to each other and married to different women?

  • Deadeyericky gaming

    Deadeyericky gaming

    Month ago

    Can y’all do another video going more in depth on the confederate side of the war? There is a whole lot of material that y’all could cover that most people don’t

  • NefariousKoel

    NefariousKoel

    Month ago

    The joke's on Hawaii. The US later overthrew the Hawaiian leadership and annexed them.

  • The Game Master

    The Game Master

    Month ago

    When will be released the second part?

  • HISTORIAN D

    HISTORIAN D

    Month ago

    Lahore is in pakistan not india

  • folklore19

    folklore19

    Month ago

    Born in 1845? Thomas Sylvanus was 16 when the war started then. And we probably wasn't even 21 when it ended.

  • Lois

    Lois

    Month ago

    Whoa! It’s cool to see Asian Americans in the Civil War

  • YouTube Sins

    YouTube Sins

    Month ago

    6:10 Why am I seeing someone run naked?

  • Swamp22

    Swamp22

    Month ago

    Dutch Dutch:WE NEED TO GET MONEY TO GO TO TAHITI (1899 colorised)

  • PARTH DAKE

    PARTH DAKE

    Month ago

    Lahore is shown in India lol... Its in Pakistan

  • ritwik basu

    ritwik basu

    Month ago

    Chinaman from the Central Flowery Kingdom?? Dafuq!!

  • John Conner

    John Conner

    Month ago

    though you should realize there only the medal of honor as the only award in those days

  • Fearless Gameing

    Fearless Gameing

    Month ago

    Save Brithbay day, July 4

  • Time_For_Toast

    Time_For_Toast

    Month ago

    I'm sorry, all I can hear is you screaming: 'Diversity and equality!'

  • Desiree Paahana

    Desiree Paahana

    Month ago

    Ku"e a mau a mau!

  • The J.A.P

    The J.A.P

    Month ago

    Awesome

  • Noah Johnson

    Noah Johnson

    Month ago

    The Indian nations of Oklahoma were supposedly going to be recognized by the Confederacy and have representatives sent to the Confederate Congress. I'm not sure if this was included in the finished agreement though

  • Noah Johnson

    Noah Johnson

    Month ago

    I've been to Andersonville It's quite sad to see the conditions they lived in They didn't have enough food to feed the guards, much less the prisoners The mass graves stretch for miles And the only water sources were heavily polluted I have a relative who was captured in the Cumberland Gap at the fighting there, and was sent to Andersonville, where he died of disease. The ironic thing was him and his father had left Georgia to join the Union army. The father had died of disease just before the son was captured. I wonder of him and Sylvanus met

  • Tim Skovbølle Holst

    Tim Skovbølle Holst

    Month ago

    1:27 What is going on with the belt buckle?

  • Remmuz crimsonlynx

    Remmuz crimsonlynx

    Month ago

    Kitty!...That is all.

  • cncthang

    cncthang

    Month ago

    pencil-vania

  • Vidal Baca

    Vidal Baca

    Month ago

    And can you make a video on why the civil war started

  • Vidal Baca

    Vidal Baca

    Month ago

    How mean family fought against each other and is there any historical documents

  • Clarence Dela Cruz

    Clarence Dela Cruz

    Month ago

    There were Filipinos in the American Civil War??

  • Caleb Ames

    Caleb Ames

    Month ago

    Here’s some surprising soldiers 100 men from extreme northern Maine hiking a hundreds miles through the woods without roads to get on a train to go hundreds of more miles to join the fight

  • ET Hardcorgamer

    ET Hardcorgamer

    Month ago

    I’d like to point out that a war vet from this era, that was a southerner, actually said that the south did not fight for slavery (history has means of backing this up) and that the civil war was about state rights, not slavery. He said he hated the way the slaves were treated and that his family was even working on getting rid of slaves entirely among some others, and that the average soldier simply joined the south not knowing the full extent and the whole truth as to what was really happening

  • Confederate Wolf Gaming

    Confederate Wolf Gaming

    Month ago

    Thank you extra history!

  • helios396

    helios396

    Month ago

    Stories of the real human, the people behind the events, this is why Iove this channel.

  • Darrel Jones

    Darrel Jones

    Month ago

    I like how this account uses monograms to identify individuals, like the "G" and "L" on Grant and Lee respectively.

  • Tyler Clark

    Tyler Clark

    Month ago

    We need a series on the fall of the Soviet Union. You have all kinds of political chicanery (including that on the part of Americans), a war (Afghanistan) and a coup attempt. Also I need to see a cartoon version of Gorbachev.

  • Orwell

    Orwell

    2 months ago

    4:21 Me: ya Colorado.

  • Asian Identatarian

    Asian Identatarian

    2 months ago

    They didn’t use flintlocks, they used percussion caps. But that’s a small detail. Good video!

  • Kevin Kraft

    Kevin Kraft

    2 months ago

    Excuse me, but Kevin is an Irish name.

  • Space Eaters

    Space Eaters

    2 months ago

    Hi ops

  • Maverick L.

    Maverick L.

    2 months ago

    The Seneca chief,"uhh... b*tch we're all Americans"

  • Josh L

    Josh L

    2 months ago

    3:10 a son!!!! wonder how that happened?

  • Frost

    Frost

    2 months ago

    T a h i t i

  • Peoples Republic of Kurdistan

    Peoples Republic of Kurdistan

    2 months ago

    Please do Sultan Saladin!

  • Matthew Hullinger

    Matthew Hullinger

    2 months ago

    6:14 uaaaaaaaaaaaaa

  • Cierra Anglin

    Cierra Anglin

    2 months ago

    I LOVED all the marvel references.

  • Cierra Anglin

    Cierra Anglin

    2 months ago

    2:04 T. Odinson.... THOR!!!?

  • Ben B

    Ben B

    2 months ago

    Just sayin, all you patreon folks, lets get Native American civil war during the civil war as a series.

  • Carter Bellard!

    Carter Bellard!

    2 months ago

    6:12 omg

  • Reilly Justian

    Reilly Justian

    2 months ago

    Why did the IT WAS WALPOLE

  • PaintBuddy

    PaintBuddy

    2 months ago

    2:19 Tahiti? I would travel there if I only had enough MUNEH.

  • Meganopteryx

    Meganopteryx

    2 months ago

    7:12 the guy who won Capture the Flag irl

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