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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 11 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
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 7 days ago
Can you do Gettysburg
garroto30
garroto30 7 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
Cierra Anglin
Cierra Anglin 2 minutes ago
2:04 T. Odinson.... THOR!!!?
Ben B
Ben B 4 hours ago
Just sayin, all you patreon folks, lets get Native American civil war during the civil war as a series.
Carter Bellard!
Carter Bellard! 22 hours ago
6:12 omg
Reilly Justian
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 2 days 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 2 days ago
I know it is nitpicking but I’m not sure there was much snow in El Paso
10th Amendment Cat
Has there been an Extra History on female soldiers in the Civil War?
loopity scoop
loopity scoop 2 days ago
ARTHUR MORGAN WE NEED TO GET TO TAHITI
SsgtTucker
SsgtTucker 2 days ago
Wasn't there an African American regiment in the Confederacy?
Lucas Buttercups
Lucas Buttercups 2 days 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!
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 3 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
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
can you do veitnam?
Big Daddy Speaks: Politics NOW
"... 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 4 days ago
2:19 *Dutch's Plan Intensifies*
TheWebofHope
TheWebofHope 4 days ago
6:55 Joseph Decastro: Memorialised for Best round of CTF Ever
Ed Becker
Ed Becker 4 days ago
Can you do more civil war videos
geartic
geartic 4 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 5 days ago
Is that Captain America's shield at 7:20 ?
Jack Strickland
Jack Strickland 5 days ago
Hurrah! Hurrah! for southern rights hurrah! hurrah for the Bonnie blue flag that bears the single star!
Random History
Random History 5 days ago
Any Y'all see Thanos?
Jack Strickland
Jack Strickland 5 days ago
i do respect the heroism of both sides, to bad they died in the war!
Abraham Schuman
Abraham Schuman 5 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 6 days ago
#50 on trending street
Texas Ranger Fillip
Will they ever talk of the alamo ? :(
TheMysteriousMan
TheMysteriousMan 6 days ago
Whoop whooooooop
NKVD Citizen101
NKVD Citizen101 6 days ago
vid about how the union turned against the natives after the war?
onE mEmbEr Studio
2:02 T. Odinson XD Thor Odinson
Zachary Waite
Zachary Waite 6 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 6 days ago
untold history is very interesting
Ethan White
Ethan White 6 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
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
"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
Yes I am ....... going to subscribe to Ultra Class Kennels
Stupid lizard Adventures
My great great grandfather fought in the civil was and my moms dads brother fought ❤️ Vietnam
David Nemoseck
David Nemoseck 7 days ago
Wow! That was awesome! Keep up the great work!
Daniel Leichty
Daniel Leichty 7 days ago
The ability to view your episodes as seasons are gone
snoopy bro
snoopy bro 7 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 7 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 7 days ago
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meat stic
meat stic 7 days ago
YEEEEEEEEEEEEEE, praise the confederacy!!!
GoatHsPnyskenis
GoatHsPnyskenis 7 days ago
tAHiTi
Kendall Ammons
Kendall Ammons 7 days ago
Ugh
Cohnie
Cohnie 7 days ago
Trumpublicans are going to hate these truths and facts.
kingphiltheboss
kingphiltheboss 7 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 7 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 7 days ago
*waits for the sabaton song*
Cross Blood
Cross Blood 7 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 7 days ago
Number 31 on trending. Congrats
Dat Boi15208
Dat Boi15208 7 days ago
I learn more from extrahistory then from my shitty history teacher.
AJ Flemister
AJ Flemister 7 days ago
YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Finally!
Muriel Cunningham
My OCD with the caplocks having a flintlock part on it is killing me somewhat
thanos neof
thanos neof 7 days ago
After the us civil war can you make about the japanese war against china in ww2?
Curas1
Curas1 7 days ago
The majority of Jewish people supported the confederacy.
rattregoondoof
rattregoondoof 4 days ago
Citation?
UNION JACK THE RIPPER
the first openly jewish person elected to office was the Secretary of state for the confederates
garroto30
garroto30 7 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 5 days ago
YYYYYYYEEEEEEESSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!! EXTRA CREDITS PLEASE DO THIS!!!!
Flavius Aetius
Flavius Aetius 7 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
At 6:12 why was a guy naked in the top left corner?
ElmoIsDead YouAreToo
Hehe! The fact at 1:59 says "Most Muppets are left handed" I'm dead bro!!
Eric Cartman
Eric Cartman 7 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
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
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
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
Please tell me you are going to do The General Train chase?
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