Disclaimer: This is very different than the usual Crash Course US History episode.
In which John Green lists a whole lot of the battles of the US Civil War in seven and a half minutes. We get a lot of requests for military history, so we offer a list of battle names, with some commentary about outcomes, and lots of really interesting pictures. This is a but of a departure for Crash Course as we leave behind the world of thoughtful analysis and just list some facts. Don’t worry though. We’ve already got our brains turned back on for next week. Support CrashCourse on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/crashcourse
Hey teachers and students – Check out CommonLit’s free collection of reading passages and curriculum resources to learn more about the events of this episode. The Battle of Gettysburg remains one of the most infamous battles of the Civil War: https://www.commonlit.org/texts/the-battle-of-gettysburg
The Civil War pitted brother against brother and friend against friend, as was the case for the two warring generals in the Siege of Vicksburg: https://www.commonlit.org/texts/the-siege-of-vicksburg-a-tale-of-two-generals