15 Jun 2019

America’s Burning History Questions, Answered by Our Experts

America’s Burning History Questions, Answered by Our Experts

How do you fire a Civil War cannon? What is a casualty of war? Did African Americans fight in the Civil War?

These are just a few of the American history questions we hear time and again, online and off. If you’re passionate about history, as so many of our supporters are, you might be surprised to learn that many people turn to YouTube to get their questions answered.

Frequent questions about these common topics are why we publish articles like Civil War Quick Facts and 10 Facts: What Everyone Should Know About the Civil War — and why in the last year those two articles combined were viewed almost a million times (with the average visitor spending more than five minutes on the page!).

Today, we’re launching Battlefield U to reach even more people with accurate information about our nation’s first century. This new YouTube video series will provide lightning-strike answers to common questions about American history, from the American Revolution through the Civil War.

Each video tackles one question in about a minute — perfect for watching with a young person in your life or for getting friends and relatives up to speed on your history references! Visit our YouTube channel to see the first questions we tackled, then keep an eye out for a new video every Tuesday. You can subscribe to the channel to be notified every time we post a new one.

If you like what you see, please share the series far and wide. Together, we can foster a better understanding of American history — one minute at a time!


American Battlefield Trust

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