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


  1. Extra Credits

    Extra Credits17 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

  2. Slug Tripping

    Slug Tripping10 days ago

    Amazing content as usual

  3. Democracy But not really

    Democracy But not really10 days ago

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

  4. Herbert Miller

    Herbert Miller12 days ago

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

  5. ghostbos7 bos

    ghostbos7 bos13 days ago

    Can you do Gettysburg

  6. garroto30

    garroto3013 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

  7. Confederate Wolf Gaming

    Confederate Wolf Gaming9 hours ago

    Thank you extra history!

  8. helios396

    helios39611 hours ago

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

  9. Darrel Jones

    Darrel Jones2 days ago

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

  10. Tyler Clark

    Tyler Clark2 days 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.

  11. orlley Mendez

    orlley Mendez3 days ago

    4:21 Me: ya Colorado.

  12. Asian Identatarian

    Asian Identatarian4 days ago

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

  13. Kevin Kraft

    Kevin Kraft4 days ago

    Excuse me, but Kevin is an Irish name.

  14. Space Eaters

    Space Eaters4 days ago

    Hi ops

  15. Maverick L.

    Maverick L.4 days ago

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

  16. Josh L

    Josh L4 days ago

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

  17. Frost

    Frost4 days ago

    T a h i t i

  18. Şerif Han Yabanelli

    Şerif Han Yabanelli5 days ago

    Please do Sultan Saladin!

  19. Matthew Hullinger

    Matthew Hullinger5 days ago

    6:14 uaaaaaaaaaaaaa

  20. Cierra Anglin

    Cierra Anglin5 days ago

    I LOVED all the marvel references.

  21. Cierra Anglin

    Cierra Anglin5 days ago

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

  22. Ben B

    Ben B6 days ago

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

  23. Carter Bellard!

    Carter Bellard!6 days ago

    6:12 omg

  24. Reilly Justian

    Reilly Justian7 days ago

    Why did the IT WAS WALPOLE

  25. PaintBuddy

    PaintBuddy7 days ago

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

  26. Meganopteryx

    Meganopteryx7 days ago

    7:12 the guy who won Capture the Flag irl

  27. Aerolgel

    Aerolgel7 days ago

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

  28. Teutonic Tom

    Teutonic Tom8 days ago

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

  29. 10th Amendment Cat

    10th Amendment Cat8 days ago

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

  30. loopity scoop

    loopity scoop8 days ago


  31. SsgtTucker

    SsgtTucker8 days ago

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

  32. Lucas Buttercups

    Lucas Buttercups8 days ago

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

  33. TheCoool31

    TheCoool318 days ago

    4:17 Pew! Pew!

  34. TheSrushMaster Animates

    TheSrushMaster Animates8 days ago


  35. Jesse McCree

    Jesse McCree8 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.

  36. Jesse McCree

    Jesse McCree8 days ago

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

  37. All For Family

    All For Family8 days ago

    Why do they have flintlocks

  38. DavidAWA

    DavidAWA8 days ago

    Fascinating. Thanks.

  39. NCR Master Race

    NCR Master Race8 days ago

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

  40. Josh L

    Josh L4 days ago

    I am wondering the same thing.


    MIMALECKIPL9 days ago

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

  42. EldridgeTheGamer12th

    EldridgeTheGamer12th9 days ago

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

  43. Hong Fei Bai

    Hong Fei Bai9 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.

  44. ferretyluv

    ferretyluv9 days ago

    Finally, some names that they actually try to pronounce.

  45. Travis the gamer Shin

    Travis the gamer Shin9 days ago

    can you do veitnam?

  46. Big Daddy Speaks: Politics NOW

    Big Daddy Speaks: Politics NOW9 days ago

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

  47. Shealyne Anglin

    Shealyne Anglin9 days ago

    8:47 LOL

  48. Shealyne Anglin

    Shealyne Anglin9 days ago

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

  49. Flying Emporer80

    Flying Emporer8010 days ago

    2:19 *Dutch's Plan Intensifies*

  50. TheWebofHope

    TheWebofHope10 days ago

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

  51. Ed Becker

    Ed Becker10 days ago

    Can you do more civil war videos

  52. geartic

    geartic10 days ago


  53. Xan VVK

    Xan VVK10 days ago

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

  54. Supreme Command

    Supreme Command10 days ago

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

  55. Catalin Popescu

    Catalin Popescu10 days ago

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

  56. Jack Strickland

    Jack Strickland11 days ago

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

  57. Random History

    Random History11 days ago

    Any Y'all see Thanos?

  58. Jack Strickland

    Jack Strickland11 days ago

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

  59. Abraham Schuman

    Abraham Schuman11 days ago

    One of the best extra history episodes!

  60. PeEpO DaNkUs

    PeEpO DaNkUs11 days ago

    you guys should cover the Filipino/American war

  61. Jerry jerry

    Jerry jerry11 days ago

    6:31 Where's his clothes?

  62. Ben Donnerberg

    Ben Donnerberg11 days ago

    hey can you do a video on bonny and clyde

  63. Dark Forge

    Dark Forge11 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.

  64. Kronos 81

    Kronos 8111 days ago

    Great episode, do you citation for your information?

  65. Janie

    Janie11 days ago

    Go confederates !!!!!

  66. Eric Cartman

    Eric Cartman12 days ago

    #50 on trending street

  67. Texas Ranger Fillip

    Texas Ranger Fillip12 days ago

    Will they ever talk of the alamo ? :(

  68. TheMysteriousMan

    TheMysteriousMan12 days ago

    Whoop whooooooop

  69. NKVD Citizen101

    NKVD Citizen10112 days ago

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

  70. onE mEmbEr Studio

    onE mEmbEr Studio12 days ago

    2:02 T. Odinson XD Thor Odinson

  71. Zachary Waite

    Zachary Waite12 days ago

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

  72. Mathieu Leader

    Mathieu Leader12 days ago

    untold history is very interesting

  73. Ethan White

    Ethan White12 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?

  74. David Hodes

    David Hodes12 days ago

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

  75. David Hodes

    David Hodes12 days ago

    muh nass's

  76. Shadows Of Evil

    Shadows Of Evil12 days ago

    hi Extra Credits

  77. Silberzunge

    Silberzunge12 days ago

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

  78. Jair Trail

    Jair Trail12 days ago

    Hawaii baby

  79. AgamemnonTWC

    AgamemnonTWC12 days ago

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

  80. Benjamin Castillo

    Benjamin Castillo12 days ago

    Adventure time.

  81. Furry Boi

    Furry Boi12 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 EAGLE12 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.

  83. mthiese

    mthiese12 days ago

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

  84. Icepick957

    Icepick95712 days ago

    The confederacy isn’t dead the north is

  85. Ultra Class Kennels Royce Line

    Ultra Class Kennels Royce Line12 days ago

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

  86. Stupid lizard Adventures

    Stupid lizard Adventures12 days ago

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

  87. David Nemoseck

    David Nemoseck12 days ago

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

  88. Daniel Leichty

    Daniel Leichty12 days ago

    The ability to view your episodes as seasons are gone

  89. snoopy bro

    snoopy bro12 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.

  90. Pueri Demus

    Pueri Demus12 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

  91. snoopy bro

    snoopy bro12 days ago

    +Pueri Demus 😂 okay traitor.

  92. Pueri Demus

    Pueri Demus12 days ago

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

  93. snoopy bro

    snoopy bro12 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.

  94. Pueri Demus

    Pueri Demus12 days ago

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

  95. Let me Vent

    Let me Vent13 days ago


  96. meat stic

    meat stic13 days ago

    YEEEEEEEEEEEEEE, praise the confederacy!!!

  97. GoatHsPnyskenis

    GoatHsPnyskenis13 days ago


  98. Kendall Ammons

    Kendall Ammons13 days ago


  99. Cohnie

    Cohnie13 days ago

    Trumpublicans are going to hate these truths and facts.

  100. kingphiltheboss

    kingphiltheboss13 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.

  101. Doan

    Doan13 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.

  102. Slayer Jesse

    Slayer Jesse13 days ago

    *waits for the sabaton song*

  103. Cross Blood

    Cross Blood13 days ago

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

  104. Thomas Varblow

    Thomas Varblow13 days ago

    Number 31 on trending. Congrats

  105. Dat Boi15208

    Dat Boi1520813 days ago

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

  106. AJ Flemister

    AJ Flemister13 days ago


  107. Muriel Cunningham

    Muriel Cunningham13 days ago

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

  108. thanos neof

    thanos neof13 days ago

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

  109. Curas1

    Curas113 days ago

    The majority of Jewish people supported the confederacy.

  110. Clockwork King

    Clockwork King10 days ago



    UNION JACK THE RIPPER13 days ago

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

  112. garroto30

    garroto3013 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

  113. Random History

    Random History11 days ago


  114. Flavius Aetius

    Flavius Aetius13 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.

  115. ElmoIsDead YouAreToo

    ElmoIsDead YouAreToo13 days ago

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