Originally Posted by jon1992d
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
And as noticed in the vid, the Yell varied as to who was doing it
It was as much a scare tactic as it was comraderie,
each area, and sometimes each family, generally had it's own version...
South Central TN has a distinctive Rebel Yell,
which is still being passed down today from soldier to soldier.
Although, I was taught, "take good, solid cover, away from the platoon a bit, then let 'er rip!
That way you can draw fire/attention while your guys light 'em up!!
Scares the bejeebers out of 'em, and any that survive will remember..."
I'd imagine there were more than a few Germans that could attest to the
effectiveness of the Rebel Yell in WW2