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Gettysburg: Animated Battle Map
 
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Our collection of animated maps bring battles of the American Civil War to life, complete with troop movement animations, narratives, video, and more. This video focuses on General Robert E. Lee's movement into Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Visit our website: https://www.battlefields.org/
Civil War Artillery: The Civil War in Four Minutes
 
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Historian Garry Adelman describes the different types of Civil War cannons and ammunition, and explains how they were fired. This video is part of the Civil War Trust's In4 video series, which presents short videos on basic Civil War topics. Learn more at: https://www.battlefields.org//education/in4/
Infantry Tactics: The Civil War in Four Minutes
 
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Join Historian Garry Adelman as he explains why soldiers fought in "line of battle." Watch now to discover how the invention of the minié ball changed the nature of battle and why a flanking maneuver was so effective. This video is part of the American Battlefield Trust's In4 video series, which presents short videos on basic Civil War topics. Learn more at: https://www.battlefields.org/?utm_source=YouTube&utm_medium=Description&utm_campaign=The%20Civil%20War%20in%20Four%20Minutes%3A%20Infantry%20Tactics https://www.battlefields.org/learn/articles/small-arms-civil-war?utm_source=YouTube&utm_medium=Description&utm_campaign=The%20Civil%20War%20in%20Four%20Minutes%3A%20Infantry%20Tactics https://www.battlefields.org/learn/articles/civil-war-facts?utm_source=YouTube&utm_medium=Description&utm_campaign=The%20Civil%20War%20in%20Four%20Minutes%3A%20Infantry%20Tactics
Antietam: Animated Battle Map
 
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Our collection of animated maps bring battles of the American Civil War to life, complete with troop movement animations, narratives, video, and more. This video presents the animated map of Antietam, also known as the Battle of Sharpsburg, in Maryland in September 1862. Visit our website: https://www.battlefields.org/
Antietam: The Civil War in Four Minutes
 
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Join Historian Garry Adelman of the American Battlefield Trust as he discusses the fighting that occurred during Battle of Antietam, the single bloodiest day in American history. This video is part of the American Battlefield Trust's In4 video series, which presents short videos on basic Civil War topics. Learn more at: https://www.battlefields.org/learn/civil-war/battles/antietam?utm_source=YouTube&utm_medium=Description&utm_campaign=Civil%20War%20in%20Four%20Minutes%3A%20Antietam https://www.battlefields.org/learn/articles/antietam?utm_source=YouTube&utm_medium=Description&utm_campaign=Civil%20War%20in%20Four%20Minutes%3A%20Antietam https://www.battlefields.org/learn/galleries/epicenter-antietam?utm_source=YouTube&utm_medium=Description&utm_campaign=Civil%20War%20in%20Four%20Minutes%3A%20Antietam
Shiloh: Animated Battle Map
 
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Watch the American Battlefield Trust's animated map of the battle of Shiloh from the Civil War. Our collection of animated maps bring battles of the American Civil War to life, complete with troop movement animations, narratives, video, and more. Visit our website: https://www.battlefields.org//
The Overland Campaign: Animated Battle Map
 
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Our collection of animated maps bring battles of the American Civil War to life, complete with troop movement animations, narratives, video, and more. Visit our website: https://www.battlefields.org//
Vicksburg: Animated Battle Map
 
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Watch the American Battlefield Trust's animated map of the battle of Vicksburg from the Civil War. Our collection of animated maps bring battles of the American Civil War to life, complete with troop movement animations, narratives, video, and more. Visit our website: https://www.battlefields.org//
The Revolutionary War: Animated Battle Map
 
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Our collection of animated maps bring battles of the Revolutionary War to life, complete with troop movement animations, narratives, video, and more. Visit our website: https://www.battlefields.org//
Chickamauga: Animated Battle Map
 
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Watch the American Battlefield Trust's animated map of the battle of Chickamauga in the Civil War. Our collection of animated maps bring battles of the American Civil War to life, complete with troop movement animations, narratives, video, and more. Visit our website: https://www.battlefields.org//
Army Organization: The Civil War in Four Minutes
 
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Historian Garry Adelman explains how the Union and Confederate armies organized and led their infantry, cavalry, and artillery units. This video is part of the Civil War Trust's In4 video series, which presents short videos on basic Civil War topics. Learn more at: https://www.battlefields.org//education/in4/
Soldier Life: The Civil War in Four Minutes
 
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Join Historian Doug Ullman as he describes the day-to-day life of Civil War soldiers. Watch now to discover what duties soldiers had to complete in camp, and learn how they filled their free time. This video is part of the American Battlefield Trust's In4 video series, which presents short videos on basic Civil War topics. Learn more at: https://www.battlefields.org/learn/articles/life-civil-war-soldier-camp?utm_source=YouTube&utm_medium=Description&utm_campaign=The%20Civil%20War%20in%20Four%20Minutes%3A%20Soldier%20Life https://www.battlefields.org/learn/articles/life-civil-war-soldier-army?utm_source=YouTube&utm_medium=Description&utm_campaign=The%20Civil%20War%20in%20Four%20Minutes%3A%20Soldier%20Life https://www.battlefields.org/learn/articles/life-civil-war-soldier-battle?utm_source=YouTube&utm_medium=Description&utm_campaign=The%20Civil%20War%20in%20Four%20Minutes%3A%20Soldier%20Life
Black Soldiers: The Civil War in Four Minutes
 
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Join Historian Hari Jones as he summarizes the experiences of African American Civil War soldiers, from emancipation to the authorization of United States Colored Troops to their experiences on the battlefield. This video is part of the American Battlefield Trust's In4 video series, which presents short videos on basic Civil War topics. Learn more at: https://www.battlefields.org/?utm_source=YouTube&utm_medium=Description&utm_campaign=The%20Civil%20War%20in%20Four%20Minutes%3A%20Black%20Soldiers https://www.battlefields.org/learn/articles/black-confederates?utm_source=YouTube&utm_medium=Description&utm_campaign=The%20Civil%20War%20in%20Four%20Minutes%3A%20Black%20Soldiers https://www.battlefields.org/learn/collections/african-americans-americas-wars?utm_source=YouTube&utm_medium=Description&utm_campaign=The%20Civil%20War%20in%20Four%20Minutes%3A%20Black%20Soldiers https://www.battlefields.org/learn/quizzes/african-americans-civil-war-history?utm_source=YouTube&utm_medium=Description&utm_campaign=The%20Civil%20War%20in%20Four%20Minutes%3A%20Black%20Soldiers https://www.battlefields.org/learn/videos/african-americans-and-early-war-effort?utm_source=YouTube&utm_medium=Description&utm_campaign=The%20Civil%20War%20in%20Four%20Minutes%3A%20Black%20Soldiers https://www.battlefields.org/learn/primary-sources/abraham-lincolns-emancipation-proclamation?utm_source=YouTube&utm_medium=Description&utm_campaign=The%20Civil%20War%20in%20Four%20Minutes%3A%20Black%20Soldiers
The Battle of Gettysburg: The Civil War in Four Minutes
 
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Join Historian Garry Adelman as he describes the events that took place during the Battle of Gettysburg from July 1-July 3, 1863. Watch now to learn about where troops fought during the critical three days and find out why Gettysburg is both the bloodiest battle of the entire Civil War and why it is considered the turning point in the war. Learn more at: https://www.battlefields.org/learn/civil-war/battles/gettysburg?utm_source=YouTube&utm_medium=Description&utm_campaign=The%20Civil%20War%20in%20Four%20Minutes%3A%20The%20Battle%20of%20Gettysburg https://www.battlefields.org/learn/galleries/gettysburg?utm_source=YouTube&utm_medium=Description&utm_campaign=The%20Civil%20War%20in%20Four%20Minutes%3A%20The%20Battle%20of%20Gettysburg https://www.battlefields.org/learn/articles/gettysburg?utm_source=YouTube&utm_medium=Description&utm_campaign=The%20Civil%20War%20in%20Four%20Minutes%3A%20The%20Battle%20of%20Gettysburg https://www.battlefields.org/visit/battlefields/gettysburg-battlefield?utm_source=YouTube&utm_medium=Description&utm_campaign=The%20Civil%20War%20in%20Four%20Minutes%3A%20The%20Battle%20of%20Gettysburg
A Bloodstained Artifact from Gettysburg: War Department
 
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Garry Adelman and Douglas Ullman, Jr. of the American Battlefield Trust meet with Wayne Motts of The National Civil War Museum to look at artifacts owned by Captain Henry Fuller, who was killed in The Battle of Gettysburg. Adelman and Small also visit the site where Fuller took his final breaths. Learn More at: https://www.battlefields.org/learn/civil-war/battles/gettysburg?utm_source=YouTube&utm_medium=Description&utm_campaign=War%20Department%3A%20A%20Bloodstained%20Artifact%20from%20Gettysburg https://www.battlefields.org/learn/articles/gettysburg?utm_source=YouTube&utm_medium=Description&utm_campaign=War%20Department%3A%20A%20Bloodstained%20Artifact%20from%20Gettysburg https://www.battlefields.org/?utm_source=YouTube&utm_medium=Description&utm_campaign=War%20Department%3A%20A%20Bloodstained%20Artifact%20from%20Gettysburg
Sharpshooters & Skirmishers: The Civil War in Four Minutes
 
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Join Douglas Ullman Jr. as he explains the roles of sharpshooters and skirmishers, the soldiers that often times preceded the most pivotal battles of the Civil War. Watch now to discover what weapons sharpshooters used and to learn about several prominent regiments of sharpshooters. Learn more at: https://www.battlefields.org/learn/videos/berdans-sharpshooters-gettysburg?utm_source=YouTube&utm_medium=Description&utm_campaign=The%20Civil%20War%20in%20Four%20Minutes%3A%20Sharpshooters%20%26%20Skirmishers https://www.battlefields.org/?utm_source=YouTube&utm_medium=Description&utm_campaign=The%20Civil%20War%20in%20Four%20Minutes%3A%20Sharpshooters%20%26%20Skirmishers https://www.battlefields.org/learn/articles/grand-skirmish?utm_source=YouTube&utm_medium=Description&utm_campaign=The%20Civil%20War%20in%20Four%20Minutes%3A%20Sharpshooters%20%26%20Skirmishers
Vicksburg Campaign: The Civil War in Four Minutes
 
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Join Historian Terrence J. Winschel as he provides a brief overview of General Ulysses S. Grant's successful campaign to capture the City of Vicksburg. Watch now to learn about the battles of the long Vicksburg Campaign and find out how Grant's victory at Vicksburg effectively cut the Confederacy in two. Learn more at:https://www.battlefields.org/learn/civil-war/grants-operations-against-vicksburg?utm_source=YouTube&utm_medium=Description&utm_campaign=The%20Civil%20War%20in%20Four%20Minutes%3A%20Vicksburg%20Campaign https://www.battlefields.org/learn/articles/vicksburg?utm_source=YouTube&utm_medium=Description&utm_campaign=The%20Civil%20War%20in%20Four%20Minutes%3A%20Vicksburg%20Campaign https://www.battlefields.org/learn/civilwar/battles/vicksburg?utm_source=YouTube&utm_medium=Description&utm_campaign=The%20Civil%20War%20in%20Four%20Minutes%3A%20Vicksburg%20Campaign https://www.battlefields.org/learn/maps/vicksburg-campaign-1863?utm_source=YouTube&utm_medium=Description&utm_campaign=The%20Civil%20War%20in%20Four%20Minutes%3A%20Vicksburg%20Campaign
Small Arms Weapons: The Civil War in Four Minutes
 
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In this In4 video segment, Civil War Trust staffer Douglas Ullman, Jr. explains and demonstrates the use of Civil War era small arms and armaments. Watch now to find out about the different small arms of the Civil War, from the Spencer repeating rifle to the Enfield Rifle, and learn how the technological advancements made during the Civil War changed the face of warfare forever. This video is part of the American Battlefield Trust's In4 video series, which presents short videos on basic Civil War topics. Learn more at: https://www.battlefields.org/learn/articles/small-arms-civil-war?utm_source=YouTube&utm_medium=Description&utm_campaign=Civil%20War%20in%20Four%20Minutes%3A%20Small%20Arms https://www.battlefields.org/learn/articles/glossary-small-arms-across-three-wars?utm_source=YouTube&utm_medium=Description&utm_campaign=Civil%20War%20in%20Four%20Minutes%3A%20Small%20Arms https://www.battlefields.org/learn/articles/rifle-returns-mine-run?utm_source=YouTube&utm_medium=Description&utm_campaign=Civil%20War%20in%20Four%20Minutes%3A%20Small%20Arms
John Buford: The Civil War in Four Minutes
 
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“John Buford was the best cavalryman I ever saw.” –General John Gibbon Join Wayne Motts of the National Civil War Museum as he details the life and service of Union Brigadier General John Buford from his birth in Woodward, Kentucky, to his death from illness just months after his heroic actions at the Battle of Gettysburg. Learn More At: https://www.battlefields.org/learn/biographies/john-buford?utm_source=YouTube&utm_medium=Description&utm_campaign=The%20Civil%20War%20in%20Four%20Minutes%3A%20John%20Buford https://www.battlefields.org/learn/civil-war/battles/gettysburg?utm_source=YouTube&utm_medium=Description&utm_campaign=The%20Civil%20War%20in%20Four%20Minutes%3A%20John%20Buford
First Manassas: Battle Map
 
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Our collection of animated maps bring battles of the American Civil War to life, complete with troop movement animations, narratives, video, and more. Visit our website: https://www.battlefields.org//
Naval Tech: The Civil War in Four Minutes
 
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Did you know that both torpedoes and submarines were used during the American Civil War? Join Historian Roger Bailey as he discusses the revolution in naval weapons and propulsion that took place before the Civil War, and the rise of ironclads, torpedoes, and submarines in the wartime navies during and after the conflict. Learn more at: https://www.battlefields.org/learn/articles/steel-steam?utm_source=YouTube&utm_medium=Description&utm_campaign=The%20Civil%20War%20in%20Four%20Minutes%3A%20Naval%20Tech https://www.battlefields.org/learn/collections/navies-americas-wars?utm_source=YouTube&utm_medium=Description&utm_campaign=The%20Civil%20War%20in%20Four%20Minutes%3A%20Naval%20Tech https://www.battlefields.org/learn/galleries/ships-civil-war?utm_source=YouTube&utm_medium=Description&utm_campaign=The%20Civil%20War%20in%20Four%20Minutes%3A%20Naval%20Tech
Zouaves: The Civil War in Four Minutes
 
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Join Historian James Taub as he discusses the role of Zouaves in the American Civil War. Watch now to discover where Zouaves originally hailed from, where they fought, and why their uniforms were so unique. This video is part of the American Battlefield Trust's In4 video series, which presents short videos on basic Civil War topics. Learn more at: https://www.battlefields.org/?utm_source=YouTube&utm_medium=Description&utm_campaign=The%20Civil%20War%20in%20Four%20Minutes%3A%20Zouaves https://www.battlefields.org/learn/articles/destruction-5th-new-york-zouaves?utm_source=YouTube&utm_medium=Description&utm_campaign=The%20Civil%20War%20in%20Four%20Minutes%3A%20Zouaves https://www.battlefields.org//education/in4/?utm_source=YouTube&utm_medium=Description&utm_campaign=The%20Civil%20War%20in%20Four%20Minutes%3A%20Zouaves
Civil War Medicine: The Civil War in Four Minutes
 
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Join Historian George Wunderlich as he highlights the complexities of Civil War medicine and discusses the innovations in medical practices throughout the Civil War. Watch now to find out what the most common wartime operation was and what hospitals in the Civil War were like. This video is part of the American Battlefield Trust's In4 video series, which presents short videos on basic Civil War topics. Learn more at: https://www.battlefields.org/learn/articles/civil-war-medicine?utm_source=YouTube&utm_medium=Description&utm_campaign=The%20Civil%20War%20in%20Four%20Minutes%3A%20Civil%20War%20Medicine https://www.battlefields.org/?utm_source=YouTube&utm_medium=Description&utm_campaign=The%20Civil%20War%20in%20Four%20Minutes%3A%20Civil%20War%20Medicine
Pickett's Charge: War Department
 
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Join historian Tim Smith and several members of the American Battlefield Trust Staff as they discuss the strategy, effectiveness, and significance of Pickett's famous charge at Gettysburg. Watch now to discover Robert E. Lee's plan for the charge and why it ultimately failed. Learn More at: https://www.battlefields.org/?utm_source=YouTube&utm_medium=Description&utm_campaign=War%20Department%3A%20Pickett's%20Charge https://www.battlefields.org/learn/maps/gettysburg-picketts-charge-330-345pm?utm_source=YouTube&utm_medium=Description&utm_campaign=War%20Department%3A%20Pickett's%20Charge https://www.battlefields.org/learn/civil-war/battles/gettysburg?utm_source=YouTube&utm_medium=Description&utm_campaign=War%20Department%3A%20Pickett's%20Charge
Amputations: The Civil War in Four Minutes
 
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Join Jake Wynn of the National Museum of Civil War Medicine as he explains the protocol of amputations during the Civil War, and how the procedure saved more lives than it cost. Find out how amputations were conducted, what anesthetics were used, and what amputees lives were like after the War. Learn More At: https://www.battlefields.org/learn/articles/civil-war-medicine?utm_source=YouTube&utm_medium=Description&utm_campaign=The%20Civil%20War%20in%20Four%20Minutes%3A%20Amputations https://www.battlefields.org/learn/videos/civil-war-medicine?utm_source=YouTube&utm_medium=Description&utm_campaign=The%20Civil%20War%20in%20Four%20Minutes%3A%20Amputations
The Battles of Chattanooga: The Civil War in Four Minutes
 
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Join Douglas Ullman, Jr. of the American Battlefield Trust as he recounts the Battles of Chattanooga which took place on November 23–25, 1863. Follow the three day battle from Brig. Gen. William F. “Baldy” Smith’s daring plan to float rafts down the Tennessee River by night to the fighting at Missionary Ridge, in order to learn how Grant’s army finally opened up the gateway to the South. Learn More At: https://www.battlefields.org/learn/civil-war/battles/chattanooga?utm_source=YouTube&utm_medium=Description&utm_campaign=The%20Civil%20War%20in%20Four%20Minutes%3A%20Battles%20of%20Chattanooga https://www.battlefields.org/learn/articles/10-facts-battles-chattanooga?utm_source=YouTube&utm_medium=Description&utm_campaign=The%20Civil%20War%20in%20Four%20Minutes%3A%20The%20Battles%20of%20Chattanooga https://www.battlefields.org/learn/maps/battle-chattanooga?utm_source=YouTube&utm_medium=Description&utm_campaign=The%20Civil%20War%20in%20Four%20Minutes%3A%20The%20Battles%20of%20Chattanooga https://www.battlefields.org/learn/articles/hell-heavens?utm_source=YouTube&utm_medium=Description&utm_campaign=The%20Civil%20War%20in%20Four%20Minutes%3A%20The%20Battles%20of%20Chattanooga
The American Civil War: Animated Battle Map
 
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Our collection of animated maps bring battles of the American Civil War to life, complete with troop movement animations, narratives, video, and more. See the entire Civil War unfold, from Fort Sumter to Appomattox and beyond. Visit our website: https://www.battlefields.org/
Union Leaders: The Civil War in Four Minutes
 
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Join Historian Jared Frederick as he discusses the generals who commanded Union forces during the war, and President Lincoln's struggle to find the right man to win the war. Learn about the wartime careers of George B. McClellan, John Pope, Philip Sheridan, William Tecumseh Sherman, Ulysses S. Grant and more in this video from the American Battlefield Trust's In4 video series! Learn more at:https://www.battlefields.org/learn/collections/civil-war-leaders?utm_source=YouTube&utm_medium=Description&utm_campaign=The%20Civil%20War%20in%20Four%20Minutes%3A%20Union%20Leaders https://www.battlefields.org/learn/videos/battlefield-generals-civil-war?utm_source=YouTube&utm_medium=Description&utm_campaign=The%20Civil%20War%20in%20Four%20Minutes%3A%20Union%20Leaders
Union and Confederate Flags: The Civil War in Four Minutes
 
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In this In4 video segment, join Historian Greg Biggs as he explains the various types of flags used by both sides during the Civil War. Watch now to find out what different flags in the Civil War looked like, and what they were used for. This video is part of the American Battlefield Trust's In4 video series, which presents short videos on basic Civil War topics. Learn more at: https://www.battlefields.org/learn/articles/glossary-fortification-terms?utm_source=YouTube&utm_medium=Description&utm_campaign=Civil%20War%20in%20Four%20Minutes%3A%20Fortifications https://www.battlefields.org/?utm_source=YouTube&utm_medium=Description&utm_campaign=Civil%20War%20in%20Four%20Minutes%3A%20Fortifications
Confederate Leaders: The Civil War in Four Minutes
 
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Join Historian Garry Adelman as he describes the most notable generals in the Confederate army. Watch now to discover how the leadership of Robert E. Lee, Joseph E. Johnston, Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson, and others impacted the course of the war. This video is part of the American Battlefield Trust's In4 video series, which presents short videos on basic Civil War topics. Learn more at: https://www.battlefields.org/learn/collections/civil-war-leaders?utm_source=YouTube&utm_medium=Description&utm_campaign=The%20Civil%20War%20in%20Four%20Minutes%3A%20Confederate%20Leaders https://www.battlefields.org/learn/videos/battlefield-generals-civil-war?utm_source=YouTube&utm_medium=Description&utm_campaign=The%20Civil%20War%20in%20Four%20Minutes%3A%20Confederate%20Leaders https://www.battlefields.org/learn/biographies/robert-e-lee?utm_source=YouTube&utm_medium=Description&utm_campaign=The%20Civil%20War%20in%20Four%20Minutes%3A%20Confederate%20Leaders
Civil War Fortifications: The Civil War in Four Minutes
 
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Learn more at: https://www.battlefields.org/learn/articles/glossary-fortification-terms?utm_source=YouTube&utm_medium=Description&utm_campaign=Civil%20War%20in%20Four%20Minutes%3A%20Fortifications https://www.battlefields.org/?utm_source=YouTube&utm_medium=Description&utm_campaign=Civil%20War%20in%20Four%20Minutes%3A%20Fortifications In this In4 video segment, Historian Garry Adelman explains the various types of earthworks and fortifications used by both sides during the Civil War. From the redans and redoubts of Vicksburg to Fort Pulaski in Georgia, watch now to find out how different fortifications were used during the Civil War and which ones were most effective at stopping the enemy. This video is part of the American Battlefield Trust's In4 video series, which presents short videos on basic Civil War topics. Learn more at: https://www.battlefields.org/learn/articles/glossary-fortification-terms?utm_source=YouTube&utm_medium=Description&utm_campaign=Civil%20War%20in%20Four%20Minutes%3A%20Fortifications https://www.battlefields.org/?utm_source=YouTube&utm_medium=Description&utm_campaign=Civil%20War%20in%20Four%20Minutes%3A%20Fortifications
Battles of Manassas: The Civil War in Four Minutes
 
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Join Douglas Ullman Jr. as he recounts the two Confederate victories that took place at Manassas Junction, Virginia, on July 21, 1861, and August 28-30, 1862. Follow troops movements and learn about the battlefield where “Stonewall” Jackson earned his legendary nickname in order to understand how these two famous battles destroyed the nation’s hopes for a quick, easy, war. Learn More About: First Manassas:https://www.battlefields.org/learn/civil-war/battles/battle-bull-run-facts-summary?utm_source=YouTube&utm_medium=Description&utm_campaign=The%20Civil%20War%20in%20Four%20Minutes%3A%20Battles%20of%20Manassas Second Manassas: https://www.battlefields.org/learn/civil-war/battles/second-manassas?utm_source=YouTube&utm_medium=Description&utm_campaign=The%20Civil%20War%20in%20Four%20Minutes%3A%20Battles%20of%20Manassas
Civil War Armies: The Civil War in Four Minutes
 
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Ever wondered how many armies took to the field during the American Civil War? Ever questioned how Civil War armies were organized? Find out the answers to these questions and many more by joining Historian Sam Smith as he discusses the complexities of the many armies involved in the Civil War. This video is part of the American Battlefield Trust's In4 video series, which presents short videos on basic Civil War topics. Learn more at: https://www.battlefields.org/learn/articles/civil-war-army-organization?utm_source=YouTube&utm_medium=Description&utm_campaign=The%20Civil%20War%20in%20Four%20Minutes%3A%20Armies https://www.battlefields.org/learn/videos/army-organization-during-civil-war?utm_source=YouTube&utm_medium=Description&utm_campaign=The%20Civil%20War%20in%20Four%20Minutes%3A%20Armies https://www.battlefields.org/?utm_source=YouTube&utm_medium=Description&utm_campaign=The%20Civil%20War%20in%20Four%20Minutes%3A%20Armies
The Peninsula Campaign: Animated Battle Map
 
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In the spring of 1862 during the American Civil War, Union armies invaded the South on nearly every front. General George B. McClellan’s army was the largest and most dangerous. His massive movements on the Virginia Peninsula were opposed by smaller but equally dangerous Confederate forces under General Joseph E. Johnston and Robert E. Lee. After moving his Army of the Potomac by boat to Fort Monroe in late April, McClellan began his movement “On to Richmond!" via the peninsula formed by the York and James Rivers. By June of 1862, following its slow advance up the Peninsula, McClellan's army was so close to Richmond Union soldiers could hear the church bells ring in the city. The end of the war seemed near at hand. But in a bold stroke, Robert E. Lee took the initiative, attacking the Union army in what would be known as the Seven Days' Battles. This animated map brings the Peninsula Campaign of the American Civil War to life, complete with troop movement animations, narratives, and video. For more information on the Campaign and the Seven Days' Battles visit the American Battlefield Trust website: https://www.battlefields.org/learn/articles/peninsula-campaign.
Western Theater of the Civil War: The Civil War in Four Minutes
 
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Join Historian Eric Jacobson as he discusses the significance of the War in the West. Watch now to discover how the Western campaigns fared under the leadership of General Ulysses S. Grant and William T. Sherman, and learn about the battles and campaigns that made up the "forgotten theater of the war." This video is part of the American Battlefield Trust's In4 video series, which presents short videos on basic Civil War topics. Learn more at: https://www.battlefields.org/learn/biographies/ulysses-s-grant?utm_source=YouTube&utm_medium=Description&utm_campaign=The%20Civil%20War%20in%20Four%20Minutes%3A%20War%20in%20the%20West https://www.battlefields.org/learn/biographies/william-t-sherman?utm_source=YouTube&utm_medium=Description&utm_campaign=The%20Civil%20War%20in%20Four%20Minutes%3A%20War%20in%20the%20West https://www.battlefields.org/learn/articles/exercise-little-skill?utm_source=YouTube&utm_medium=Description&utm_campaign=The%20Civil%20War%20in%20Four%20Minutes%3A%20War%20in%20the%20West
Army Logistics: The Civil War in Four Minutes
 
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Join Historian Chris Kolakowski as he discusses Civil War logistics. Watch now to discover what it took to move and protect the men, horses, food, artillery, and other supplies that made up an army and learn about several campaigns where logistics made the difference! Learn more at: https://www.battlefields.org/learn/collections/warfare-logistics?utm_source=YouTube&utm_medium=Description&utm_campaign=The%20Civil%20War%20in%20Four%20Minutes%3A%20Logistics https://www.battlefields.org/?utm_source=YouTube&utm_medium=Description&utm_campaign=The%20Civil%20War%20in%20Four%20Minutes%3A%20Logistics
Small Arms Weapons: The Revolutionary War in Four Minutes
 
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Join Park Ranger and Revolutionary War expert David Lawrence as he describes the different types of firearms that were used during the Revolutionary War. Watch now to learn how to load and fire a smoothbore musket–the most common weapon used during the Revolutionary War! Learn more at: https://www.battlefields.org/learn/articles/small-arms-across-three-wars?utm_source=YouTube&utm_medium=Description&utm_campaign=The%20Revolutionary%20War%20in%20Four%20Minutes%3A%20Small%20Arms https://www.battlefields.org/learn/articles/glossary-small-arms-across-three-wars?utm_source=YouTube&utm_medium=Description&utm_campaign=The%20Revolutionary%20War%20in%20Four%20Minutes%3A%20Small%20Arms https://www.battlefields.org/learn/videos/small-arms-weapons-civil-war?utm_source=YouTube&utm_medium=Description&utm_campaign=The%20Revolutionary%20War%20in%20Four%20Minutes%3A%20Small%20Arms
Culp's Hill at Gettysburg: War Department
 
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Join licensed Battlefield Guide Tim Smith and the American Battlefield Trust's Sam Smith as they debate whether or not the Confederate Army should have tried to take Culp's Hill on the first night of The Battle of Gettysburg. Watch now to make your own decision! Learn More at: https://www.battlefields.org/learn/civil-war/battles/gettysburg?utm_source=YouTube&utm_medium=Description&utm_campaign=War%20Department%3A%20%20Culp's%20Hill https://www.battlefields.org/learn/articles/culps-hill-and-gettysburg-battlefield-then-now?utm_source=YouTube&utm_medium=Description&utm_campaign=War%20Department%3A%20%20Culp's%20Hill https://www.battlefields.org/learn/articles/gettysburg
Civil War Photography: The Civil War in Four Minutes
 
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Join Historian Garry Adelman as he explains the importance of photography and photojournalism during the Civil War. Watch now to learn about the different types of photography that existed during the Civil War and to find out how photography actually changed the perception of war. This video is part of the Civil War in4 series. Learn more at: https://www.battlefields.org/learn/collections/photography-civil-war?utm_source=YouTube&utm_medium=Description&utm_campaign=Civil%20War%20in%20Four%20Minutes%3A%20Photography https://www.battlefields.org/learn/articles/photography-and-civil-war?utm_source=YouTube&utm_medium=Description&utm_campaign=Civil%20War%20in%20Four%20Minutes%3A%20Photography
Reenacting: The Civil War in Four Minutes
 
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Join Civil War reenactor Rob Hodge as he discusses the culture and the lessons of reenactments. Watch now to find out why historical reenactment is so important for understanding the sights, smells, and sounds of history. This video is part of the American Battlefield Trust's In4 video series, which presents short videos on basic Civil War topics.
Battle of the Wilderness: Historical Significance
 
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Chief Park Historian John Hennessy describes the Battle of the Wilderness and its great historical importance to the outcome of the Civil War.
Robert E. Lee: The Civil War in Four Minutes
 
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Living historian Frank Orlando transforms into the commander of the Confederate States Army as he describes the life and accomplishments of Robert E. Lee. This video is part of the American Battlefield Trust's In4 video series, which presents short videos on basic Civil War topics. Learn more at: https://www.battlefields.org/learn/biographies/robert-e-lee?utm_source=YouTube&utm_medium=Description&utm_campaign=The%20Civil%20War%20in%20Four%20Minutes%3A%20Robert%20E%20%20Lee https://www.battlefields.org/?utm_source=YouTube&utm_medium=Description&utm_campaign=The%20Civil%20War%20in%20Four%20Minutes%3A%20Robert%20E%20%20Lee
Battlefield Death: The Civil War in Four Minutes
 
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Join Historian Pete Carmichael as he describes the process of finding, burying, and reburying the dead after battles. He also discusses the significance of having a "decent burial," and efforts to lay soldiers to rest in military cemeteries in the years after the war. This video is part of the American Battlefield Trust's In4 video series, which presents short videos on basic Civil War topics. Learn more at: https://www.battlefields.org/?utm_source=YouTube&utm_medium=Description&utm_campaign=The%20Civil%20War%20in%20Four%20Minutes%3A%20Battlefield%20Death https://www.battlefields.org/learn/articles/death-burial-guideposts-gettysburgs-dead?utm_source=YouTube&utm_medium=Description&utm_campaign=The%20Civil%20War%20in%20Four%20Minutes%3A%20Battlefield%20Death
The Battle of Shiloh: The Civil War in Four Minutes
 
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Author and Historian Timothy B. Smith speaks on the Battle of Shiloh, which at its time was the biggest battle in American history and resulted in casualties larger than entire armies of the American Revolution. It served as a prelude of what was yet to come at Antietam and into the years of 1863 and 1864.
Louisiana in the Civil War
 
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Join Paul Coussan of the American Battlefield Trust as he speaks about the role that his home state of Louisiana played during the Civil War. From its secession from the Union in January of 1861 to the fall of Port Hudson in July of 1863 and the end of the war in 1865, watch now to learn about the many contributions that Louisiana made to the war effort during the Civil War! Learn More At: https://www.battlefields.org/learn/videos/vicksburg-third-louisiana-redan?utm_source=YouTube&utm_medium=Description&utm_campaign=Louisiana%20in%20the%20Civil%20War https://www.battlefields.org/learn/civil-war/battles/port-hudson?utm_source=YouTube&utm_medium=Description&utm_campaign=Louisiana%20in%20the%20Civil%20War https://www.battlefields.org/learn/biographies/p-g-t-beauregard?utm_source=YouTube&utm_medium=Description&utm_campaign=Louisiana%20in%20the%20Civil%20War
Hessians: The Revolutionary War in Four Minutes
 
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Cdr. J.J. Patterson explains the role of German mercenaries during the Revolutionary War, and dispels popular myths surrounding their service. Learn more at: https://www.battlefields.org//learn/revolutionary-war Visit our Civil War page at: https://www.battlefields.org//
The Overland Campaign: The Civil War in Four Minutes
 
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Join Historian Dave Richards as he discusses the complexities of Grant's Overland Campaign, from the Battle of the Wilderness to the Battle of Saint Mary's Church. This video is part of the American Battlefield Trust's In4 video series, which presents short videos on basic Civil War topics. Learn more at: https://www.battlefields.org/learn/civil-war/grants-overland-campaign?utm_source=YouTube&utm_medium=Description&utm_campaign=The%20Civil%20War%20in%20Four%20Minutes%3A%20The%20Overland%20Campaign https://www.battlefields.org/learn/maps/overland-campaign-animated-map?utm_source=YouTube&utm_medium=Description&utm_campaign=The%20Civil%20War%20in%20Four%20Minutes%3A%20The%20Overland%20Campaign https://www.battlefields.org/learn/articles/overland-campaign?utm_source=YouTube&utm_medium=Description&utm_campaign=The%20Civil%20War%20in%20Four%20Minutes%3A%20The%20Overland%20Campaign
The Battle of North Anna: War Department
 
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In this episode of the War Department, our experts discuss Battle of North Anna, a significant phase of the 1864 Overland Campaign. Historians Robert E. L. Krick and Mike Miller explore this often overlooked engagement and the ground on which it was fought. Learn More at: https://www.battlefields.org//