VIDEO | National Park Service Ranger Mark Malloy of the Frederick Douglass National Historic Site answers questions about the life of America's premiere black abolitionist in this "Short" from the War Department™ video series by the American Battlefield Trust.
On the morning of July 30, 1864, Union troops exploded a mine underneath Elliott's Salient, an earthwork (jutting out to form an angle) defending Petersburg. The result is one of the most talked-about incidents of the entire Civil War. Douglas Ullman, Jr. visits the battlefield and speaks with guests about the involvement of the USCT 4th Division and the events that make the Battle of the Crater at Petersburg unforgettable.
Historian Hari Jones summarizes the experience 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.
VIDEO | Caitlin Verboon discusses the transition from slavery to freedom that former slaves faced after the Civil War. Filmed at the slave quarters of Arlington House, Virginia. This video is part of the American Battlefield Trust's In4 video series, which presents short videos on basic Civil War topics.
Historian Hari Jones describes the series of events which led President Abraham Lincoln to issue the Emancipation Proclamation. This video is part of the Civil War Trust's In4 video series, which presents short videos on basic Civil War topics.