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

    10 days 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

  • Slug Tripping

    Slug Tripping

    4 days ago

    Amazing content as usual

  • Democracy But not really

    Democracy But not really

    4 days ago

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

  • Herbert Miller

    Herbert Miller

    6 days ago

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

  • ghostbos7 bos

    ghostbos7 bos

    6 days ago

    Can you do Gettysburg

  • garroto30

    garroto30

    6 days 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

  • Carter Bellard!

    Carter Bellard!

    13 hours ago

    6:12 omg

  • Reilly Justian

    Reilly Justian

    18 hours ago

    Why did the IT WAS WALPOLE

  • PaintBuddy

    PaintBuddy

    Day ago

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

  • Meganopteryx

    Meganopteryx

    Day ago

    7:12 the guy who won Capture the Flag irl

  • Aerolgel

    Aerolgel

    Day ago

    5:40 *_This feels like that one scene in Star Wars._* _blaster sounds here as kenobi falls off “dewback” (idk)_

  • Teutonic Tom

    Teutonic Tom

    Day ago

    I know it is nitpicking but I’m not sure there was much snow in El Paso

  • 10th Amendment Cat

    10th Amendment Cat

    Day ago

    Has there been an Extra History on female soldiers in the Civil War?

  • loopity scoop

    loopity scoop

    Day ago

    ARTHUR MORGAN WE NEED TO GET TO TAHITI

  • SsgtTucker

    SsgtTucker

    Day ago

    Wasn't there an African American regiment in the Confederacy?

  • Lucas Buttercups

    Lucas Buttercups

    Day ago

    I never knew that there were Asian troops, Mexican troops. I learned something today, thanks extra credits!

  • TheCoool31

    TheCoool31

    2 days ago

    4:17 Pew! Pew!

  • TheSrushMaster Animates

    TheSrushMaster Animates

    2 days ago

    8:46

  • Jesse McCree

    Jesse McCree

    2 days ago

    Hispanics and Native Americans once served (willingly??????) in the confederacy? Bet you'll never see that written in future high school history books. I'm sure many will gladly talk about how diverse the Union was but then see how awkward it would be for some to talk about the other side. When we look at the confederacy, I bet none of us here on this comment section expected to see Hispanics, Asians, let alone Native Americans proudly waving the Confederate flag.

  • Jesse McCree

    Jesse McCree

    2 days ago

    Just imagine having to explain why it was a Cuban officer who managed the artillery assault on that Union fort.

  • All For Family

    All For Family

    2 days ago

    Why do they have flintlocks

  • DavidAWA

    DavidAWA

    2 days ago

    Fascinating. Thanks.

  • NCR Master Race

    NCR Master Race

    2 days ago

    3:17 wait...they had sex? How would that even work? I’m sickened but curious

  • MIMALECKIPL

    MIMALECKIPL

    2 days ago

    How about making video also on foreigners from Europe, immigrants - Irish, Germans, even there was one Polish general in the Union army.

  • EldridgeTheGamer12th

    EldridgeTheGamer12th

    3 days ago

    Anybody notice the Any y'all seen thanos? At 8:45

  • Hong Fei Bai

    Hong Fei Bai

    3 days ago

    It sucked to be a person of color back then. Join one side, and if you lose you get broken treaties. Join another side, and if you win, treaties get brok an eventually. Do nothing, still broken treaties. So many lies, even until nowadays.

  • ferretyluv

    ferretyluv

    3 days ago

    Finally, some names that they actually try to pronounce.

  • Travis the gamer Shin

    Travis the gamer Shin

    3 days ago

    can you do veitnam?

  • Big Daddy Speaks: Politics NOW

    Big Daddy Speaks: Politics NOW

    3 days ago

    "... the infamous Buffalo Soldiers...". Explain yourself sir!

  • Shealyne Anglin

    Shealyne Anglin

    3 days ago

    8:47 LOL

  • Shealyne Anglin

    Shealyne Anglin

    3 days ago

    But RIP characters who died in End Game (No spoilers)

  • Flying Emporer80

    Flying Emporer80

    3 days ago

    2:19 *Dutch's Plan Intensifies*

  • TheWebofHope

    TheWebofHope

    3 days ago

    6:55 Joseph Decastro: Memorialised for Best round of CTF Ever

  • Ed Becker

    Ed Becker

    3 days ago

    Can you do more civil war videos

  • geartic

    geartic

    3 days ago

    I HEARD TAHITI IS NICE!!!

  • Xan VVK

    Xan VVK

    4 days ago

    2:16.... I WAS BORN IN MANILA! (but I'm still Canadian)

  • Supreme Command

    Supreme Command

    4 days ago

    I's very good. Just wish it's a bit more animated.

  • Catalin Popescu

    Catalin Popescu

    4 days ago

    Is that Captain America's shield at 7:20 ?

  • Jack Strickland

    Jack Strickland

    4 days ago

    Hurrah! Hurrah! for southern rights hurrah! hurrah for the Bonnie blue flag that bears the single star!

  • Random History

    Random History

    4 days ago

    Any Y'all see Thanos?

  • Jack Strickland

    Jack Strickland

    4 days ago

    i do respect the heroism of both sides, to bad they died in the war!

  • Abraham Schuman

    Abraham Schuman

    4 days ago

    One of the best extra history episodes!

  • PeEpO DaNkUs

    PeEpO DaNkUs

    5 days ago

    you guys should cover the Filipino/American war

  • Jerry jerry

    Jerry jerry

    5 days ago

    6:31 Where's his clothes?

  • Ben Donnerberg

    Ben Donnerberg

    5 days ago

    hey can you do a video on bonny and clyde

  • Dark Forge

    Dark Forge

    5 days ago

    Well, makes me want to look up and maybe find some books on these people. I'm a big civil war buff and would love to learn more about these people. So, thank you for this.

  • Kronos 81

    Kronos 81

    5 days ago

    Great episode, do you citation for your information?

  • Janie

    Janie

    5 days ago

    Go confederates !!!!!

  • Eric Cartman

    Eric Cartman

    5 days ago

    #50 on trending street

  • Texas Ranger Fillip

    Texas Ranger Fillip

    5 days ago

    Will they ever talk of the alamo ? :(

  • TheMysteriousMan

    TheMysteriousMan

    5 days ago

    Whoop whooooooop

  • NKVD Citizen101

    NKVD Citizen101

    5 days ago

    vid about how the union turned against the natives after the war?

  • onE mEmbEr Studio

    onE mEmbEr Studio

    5 days ago

    2:02 T. Odinson XD Thor Odinson

  • Zachary Waite

    Zachary Waite

    5 days ago

    Thank you for making this video. Too often we only see mainstream but as you have shown so well history is complex.

  • Mathieu Leader

    Mathieu Leader

    5 days ago

    untold history is very interesting

  • Ethan White

    Ethan White

    5 days ago

    Very interesting episode. Are you able to point us to some of the sources you used for this episode or researchers leading the way on this?

  • David Hodes

    David Hodes

    6 days ago

    born in HK and on the fourth and ran our flag? yup that american as hell.

  • David Hodes

    David Hodes

    6 days ago

    muh nass's

  • Shadows Of Evil

    Shadows Of Evil

    6 days ago

    hi Extra Credits

  • Silberzunge

    Silberzunge

    6 days ago

    6:44 i know that animation from some where ... *wispers* and than the winged hussars arrived

  • Jair Trail

    Jair Trail

    6 days ago

    Hawaii baby

  • AgamemnonTWC

    AgamemnonTWC

    6 days ago

    I came just to figure out why American Civil War soldiers were carrying flintlock muskets in the thumbnail.

  • Benjamin Castillo

    Benjamin Castillo

    6 days ago

    Adventure time.

  • Furry Boi

    Furry Boi

    6 days ago

    Right when this video came out my class finished the civil war and so I had to do actually research lol

  • THE COMMUNIST EAGLE

    THE COMMUNIST EAGLE

    6 days ago

    "We get a better picture of America." Yeah I'm sure the five Asian guys who got conscripted had some major effect on the U.S.

  • mthiese

    mthiese

    6 days ago

    300 names.... in a war fought by a million, maybe this is not the most important topic.

  • Icepick957

    Icepick957

    6 days ago

    The confederacy isn’t dead the north is

  • Ultra Class Kennels Royce Line

    Ultra Class Kennels Royce Line

    6 days ago

    Yes I am ....... going to subscribe to Ultra Class Kennels

  • Stupid lizard Adventures

    Stupid lizard Adventures

    6 days ago

    My great great grandfather fought in the civil was and my moms dads brother fought ❤️ Vietnam

  • David Nemoseck

    David Nemoseck

    6 days ago

    Wow! That was awesome! Keep up the great work!

  • Daniel Leichty

    Daniel Leichty

    6 days ago

    The ability to view your episodes as seasons are gone

  • snoopy bro

    snoopy bro

    6 days ago

    Away down South in the land of traitors, Rattlesnakes and alligators, Right away, come away, right away, come away. Where cotton's king and men are chattels, Union boys will win the battles, Right away, come away, right away, come away. CHORUS: Then we'll all go down to Dixie, Away, away, Each Dixie boy must understand That he must mind his Uncle Sam, Away, away, And we'll all go down to Dixie. Away, away, And we'll all go down to Dixie. I wish I was in Baltimore, I'd make Secession traitors roar, Right away, come away, right away, come away. We'll put the traitors all to rout. I'll bet my boots we'll whip them out, Right away, come away, right away, come away. CHORUS: Then they'll wish they were in Dixie, Away, away, Each Dixie boy must understand That he must mind his Uncle Sam, Away, away, And we'll all go down to Dixie. Away, away, And we'll all go down to Dixie. Oh, may our Stars and Stripes still wave Forever o'er the free and brave, Right away, come away, right away, come away. And let our motto ever be -- "For Union and for Liberty!" Right away, come away, right away, come away. CHORUS: Then they'll wish they were in Dixie, Away, away, Each Dixie boy must understand That he must mind his Uncle Sam, Away, away, And we'll all go down to Dixie. Away, away, And we'll all go down to Dixie. - UNION DIXIE lyrics I'm a Union boy son. Proud to be an American Patriot.

  • Pueri Demus

    Pueri Demus

    6 days ago

    snoopy bro traitor to what exactly? and you’re ok with destroying the constitution and mass murder. Nice. Please son. Don’t engage. You are way out of your league

  • snoopy bro

    snoopy bro

    6 days ago

    +Pueri Demus 😂 okay traitor.

  • Pueri Demus

    Pueri Demus

    6 days ago

    i prefer the song kill that yankee soldier. Much more catchy

  • snoopy bro

    snoopy bro

    6 days ago

    I would have fought on the side of the Union for sure. For America! We sure were lucky the Union turned things around when Lee got cocky and marched North. I don't understand how people romanticize those traitors still.

  • Pueri Demus

    Pueri Demus

    6 days ago

    That’s because you have no clue what you are talking about and brainwashed since birth

  • Let me Vent

    Let me Vent

    6 days ago

    Trending

  • meat stic

    meat stic

    6 days ago

    YEEEEEEEEEEEEEE, praise the confederacy!!!

  • GoatHsPnyskenis

    GoatHsPnyskenis

    6 days ago

    tAHiTi

  • Kendall Ammons

    Kendall Ammons

    6 days ago

    Ugh

  • Cohnie

    Cohnie

    6 days ago

    Trumpublicans are going to hate these truths and facts.

  • kingphiltheboss

    kingphiltheboss

    6 days ago

    1:41 shouldn't it be split the other way, because its like, north and south, I just think it would be better.

  • Doan

    Doan

    6 days ago

    I dunno my father changed his name to be more American I know if he had to be remembered it would be as an American not Vietnamese. I just feel like there is a small injustice in pointing out their race.

  • Slayer Jesse

    Slayer Jesse

    6 days ago

    *waits for the sabaton song*

  • Cross Blood

    Cross Blood

    6 days ago

    Lol I’m actually just learning the civil war in school I’m going to recommend this to my history teacher

  • Thomas Varblow

    Thomas Varblow

    6 days ago

    Number 31 on trending. Congrats

  • Dat Boi15208

    Dat Boi15208

    6 days ago

    I learn more from extrahistory then from my shitty history teacher.

  • AJ Flemister

    AJ Flemister

    6 days ago

    YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Finally!

  • Muriel Cunningham

    Muriel Cunningham

    6 days ago

    My OCD with the caplocks having a flintlock part on it is killing me somewhat

  • thanos neof

    thanos neof

    6 days ago

    After the us civil war can you make about the japanese war against china in ww2?

  • Curas1

    Curas1

    6 days ago

    The majority of Jewish people supported the confederacy.

  • rattregoondoof

    rattregoondoof

    4 days ago

    Citation?

  • UNION JACK THE RIPPER

    UNION JACK THE RIPPER

    6 days ago

    the first openly jewish person elected to office was the Secretary of state for the confederates

  • garroto30

    garroto30

    6 days 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

  • Random History

    Random History

    4 days ago

    YYYYYYYEEEEEEESSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!! EXTRA CREDITS PLEASE DO THIS!!!!

  • Flavius Aetius

    Flavius Aetius

    6 days ago

    I'd like to take this time to thank all those who have fought for our country. And I'd like to give special recognition to those who were immigrants and valued it as something to fight for and not just a place to go to get money.

  • ElmoIsDead YouAreToo

    ElmoIsDead YouAreToo

    6 days ago

    At 6:12 why was a guy naked in the top left corner?

  • ElmoIsDead YouAreToo

    ElmoIsDead YouAreToo

    6 days ago

    Hehe! The fact at 1:59 says "Most Muppets are left handed" I'm dead bro!!

  • Eric Cartman

    Eric Cartman

    6 days ago

    #31 on trending street

  • Oscar Trent01

    Oscar Trent01

    7 days ago

    Many foreigners were signed up to fight for the union as soon as they got to U.S. ports . Union recruiters were waiting as a ship full of immigrants would dock. Sometimes lying and drafting on them the spot. Or forcing them to join while threatening them with being deported ... THE South had FAR fewer immigrants after the war started ...Due to their southern ports being under siege and blockaded by the unions FAR larger navy...

  • Dakkogi Raoru

    Dakkogi Raoru

    7 days ago

    WE’RE ALL AMERICANS ❤️❤️❤️

  • Jack N. Cheeze

    Jack N. Cheeze

    7 days ago

    I heard Tahiti and went “ARTHUR”

  • Nuseybah Dahir

    Nuseybah Dahir

    7 days ago

    I'm I didn't see yhanos but I did see the movie.

  • Paul Eriksson Balodis

    Paul Eriksson Balodis

    7 days ago

    This art style is adorable!🤩

  • Bob The Pumpkin

    Bob The Pumpkin

    7 days ago

    The south had the most Mexicans fighting alot weren't Spanish blooded upperclass slave owners. Alot were native blooded and poor and saw opportunity on both sides.

  • Randon Wilston

    Randon Wilston

    7 days ago

    Well done at the end of the day we all should see each other as fellow Americans!

  • That Mexican Guy117

    That Mexican Guy117

    7 days ago

    Nice reference to Adventure Time

  • Manuel Montea

    Manuel Montea

    7 days ago

    Peruvian here. What's the name of the Chilean guy at 7:23? We have had our fair share of soldiers with crazy stories in South America. Patricio Lynch, a Chilean who fought during the War of the Pacific (which has the same cultural significance in the region as the Civil War has in the US) was a Opium War veteran, and his fluency in Cantonese actually helped him to get the support of the chinese indentured workers of Peru to fight against their peruvian captors. Legend has it he was called "the red prince" by them, because he was a ginger.

  • Hunterhawk DavidJ

    Hunterhawk DavidJ

    7 days ago

    Joseph Decastro exists: Halo 3: I like this man

  • George Stone

    George Stone

    7 days ago

    Thanks guys keep making civil war vids!

  • Australian National Productions

    Australian National Productions

    7 days ago

    Please tell me you are going to do The General Train chase?

  • Thegame .Dev

    Thegame .Dev

    7 days ago

    Honestly I could listen specific old war anecdotes all day.

  • Mr. Gandalf

    Mr. Gandalf

    7 days ago

    If I hear the word diverse or diversity again I think I am going to vomit.

  • Mr. Gandalf

    Mr. Gandalf

    4 days ago

    +rattregoondoof I am grown up, that is why I don't need to have that word shoved down my throat every day

  • rattregoondoof

    rattregoondoof

    4 days ago

    Grow up.

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