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Old 01-04-2014, 09:38 PM   #1
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I was searching civil war videos on YouTube when I stumbled apon this gem. I consider it and honor and privilege to be able to hear the yell come from the mouths of the men that once screamed it on the battlefield. http://youtu.be/s6jSqt39vFM



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Old 01-07-2014, 03:26 AM   #2
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Wow. I bet hearing this on the battlefield left a good number of Yankees scared to death. Just hearing it here kinda sent a chill down my spine. It's great to actually see and hear some Civil War veterans on film, other than pictures. Thank you for digging this up!



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Pretty amazing. Wish there were a way to sit down just sit and listen to a few of those guys just talk for a while. Good stuff, thanks.

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I spent a few years in the South during the late eighties. Those southern girls sure know how to do a rebel yell while......

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I spent a few years in the South during the late eighties. Those southern girls sure know how to do a rebel yell while......
......spitting chew out the window of a pickup truck while headed up to 7/11 to get a 6 pack of Bud????

Just kidding, love my girls from the South.

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Damn, I read the rebel yell has never been recorded. Guess you can't believe everything you read. Author quoted some Confederate Officer, whose name I can't recall, was asked during one of the reunions to give an example of the famous "Rebel Yell." He politely declined, saying it could only be done justice at a full gallop and he was long past his galloping years.

I thought the reply sounded authentic, the Veteran had earned his meal and a few drinks w/o having to perform at a dog & pony show for civilians.

plenty of records from Union soldiers to their families describe the "experience" of surviving the "Reble Yell." Personally, I thought some of the panic might have had something to do w the sight of thousands of bayonets coming right at you.

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The Rebel Yell is said to have been borrowed from the American Indians. It did not work out so well them either.

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...out for a night on the town.
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GRITS. Girls Raised In The South.

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The Rebel Yell is said to have been borrowed from the American Indians. It did not work out so well them either.
Thats exactly what I had been told, the south learned from the Indians that crazy and loud equaled scary and dangerous! The Scottish had their own version as well with Warpipes included. All meant to convince the enemy that they were about to meet their death at the hands of a superior and ruthless killing force (even if it turned out not to be so). It would have convinced me to call for backup for sure!


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