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What Did the Rebel Yell Sound Like?
Smithsoniam.com ^ | film footage from 1935-8? | Unknown (Library of Congress Archives)

Posted on 08/09/2012 6:13:36 PM PDT by One Name

Video from the Smithsonian of what must be octogenarian Confederate veterans calling up the past.


TOPICS: History; Military/Veterans
KEYWORDS: civilwar; confederacy; dixie; freereblives; rebelyell
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I shed a tear or two... others may find this interesting. Try to put yourself as a teenager in CWI.
1 posted on 08/09/2012 6:13:48 PM PDT by One Name
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To: One Name

You mean the 2nd war for Independence that failed?

#3 will be the tie breaker.


2 posted on 08/09/2012 6:21:52 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working fors)
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To: One Name

I made a sound similar to that when John Roberts made up his own law on Obamacare.


3 posted on 08/09/2012 6:23:14 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: One Name

Won’t be long before we hear it again.


4 posted on 08/09/2012 6:23:50 PM PDT by panzerkamphwageneinz
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To: One Name
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5 posted on 08/09/2012 6:24:29 PM PDT by Fast Moving Angel (A moral wrong is not a civil right: No religious sanction of an irreligious act.)
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To: MrB

Sometimes called the 3rd War for Independence. ;-)


6 posted on 08/09/2012 6:25:27 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: MrB

“The War of Northern Aggression” some call it..


7 posted on 08/09/2012 6:26:49 PM PDT by One Name
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To: One Name

I guess I was pretty accurate in my replication of it all these years. :D


8 posted on 08/09/2012 6:28:20 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: One Name
Today it would be a distinctive

F-U-O


9 posted on 08/09/2012 6:29:44 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: One Name

I thought Billy Idol already told us.


10 posted on 08/09/2012 6:29:47 PM PDT by chargers fan
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To: panzerkamphwageneinz

If that would be the case, it would be important to get it down right.


11 posted on 08/09/2012 6:30:49 PM PDT by One Name
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To: One Name

THE REBEL YELL

None of us have ever heard it.
None of us ever will.
There’s no one left who can give it.
Tho you may hear its echo still.

You may hear it up near Manassas,
and down around Gaines Mill.
In December it echoes in Fredricksburg,
in May around Chancellorsville.

It’s the “pibroch of Southern fealty”.
It’s a Comanche brave’s battle cry.
It’s an English huntsman’s call to the hounds.
It’s a pig farmer’s call to the sty.

It’s a high-pitched trilling falsetto.
It’s the yip of a dog in flight.
It’s the scream of a wounded panther.
It’s the shriek of the wind in the night.

It was yelled when the boys flushed a rabbit.
It was passed man to man in the ranks.
It was cheered when they saw their leaders.
It was screamed when they whipped the Yanks.

But none of us will ever hear it.
Tho some folks mimic it well.
No soul alive can truly describe
the sound of the Rebel Yell.

-Monte Akers


12 posted on 08/09/2012 6:32:06 PM PDT by tapatio (In memory of my Dad 5-27-26 2-4-2010)
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To: MrB

When I was a kid in the 1950s, my grandparents cared for our oldest family member, a great great uncle who’d been with the 18th Arkansas Infantry Regiment. Several times I was the recipient of war stories from this civil war veteran. I never got to hear a Rebel Yell from him.


13 posted on 08/09/2012 6:32:28 PM PDT by BuffaloJack (Repeal Obamacare, the CITIZENSHIP TAX)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

We may be needin’ to practice this yell agin’ ifin things continue the way they are agoin’ . We may well be needin’ to host on high the Bonnie Blue a second time if that feller in the White House even tries to cancel the election!


14 posted on 08/09/2012 6:33:07 PM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: One Name

I SURRENDER!!!!!!!


15 posted on 08/09/2012 6:33:15 PM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: the OlLine Rebel

The trill at the end kinda clears the old throat out.

A company in the dark of dawn doing all that caterwalling might just have some effect, ya think?


16 posted on 08/09/2012 6:34:16 PM PDT by One Name
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To: One Name

“others may find this interesting”

Yes I did. Thank you for the posting.


17 posted on 08/09/2012 6:35:39 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: One Name

18 posted on 08/09/2012 6:37:09 PM PDT by max americana (Make the world a better place by punching a liberal in the face)
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To: tapatio

Outstanding! Thanks for sharing that...

Some references attribute the origin to the Scottish clans but the native tribes already had their versions too.


19 posted on 08/09/2012 6:38:15 PM PDT by One Name
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To: One Name

Very cool! Thanks for posting!


20 posted on 08/09/2012 6:38:42 PM PDT by Rebelbase (The most transparent administration ever is clear as mud.)
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To: MrB

“You mean the 2nd war for Independence that failed?

#3 will be the tie breaker.”

You betcha!!


21 posted on 08/09/2012 6:38:51 PM PDT by max americana (Make the world a better place by punching a liberal in the face)
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To: chargers fan

22 posted on 08/09/2012 6:39:32 PM PDT by Hegemony Cricket (The emperor has no pedigree.)
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To: One Name
I had 4 ancestors in the CW, all union, three were brothers. One started the war a private and ended a captain. He fought at every major battle of the eastern theatre and was wounded at Spotsylvania Courthouse.

I guess this is what they heard.

23 posted on 08/09/2012 6:40:29 PM PDT by Celtic Cross (The brain is the weapon; everything else is just accessories. --FReeper Joe Brower)
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To: One Name
I can imagine what it sounded like, but I know what it tastes like.


24 posted on 08/09/2012 6:41:57 PM PDT by katana (Just my opinions)
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To: One Name

Despite my comment, thanks for posting that. Those were some brave young men who became tough old men.


25 posted on 08/09/2012 6:42:50 PM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: Colonel Kangaroo
I SURRENDER!!!!!!!

omg that's hilarious, and gutsy.

Is "the south's gonna do it again!" something to brag about?

26 posted on 08/09/2012 6:43:50 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (At what point does an escalated effort to remove this traitor commence, and what form does it take?)
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To: Celtic Cross

Here’s a link where they took another authentic recording and then had it digitally modified to approximate a company.

Turn your speakers up for it..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ssLMroT2euQ


27 posted on 08/09/2012 6:49:19 PM PDT by One Name
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To: One Name
More More More?


Sorry, but you know with that title it was bound to happen.
28 posted on 08/09/2012 6:49:51 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: One Name

Here’s hoping we see their like in droves in this country again, and soon. My ancestry is a history of rebellion, and I intend to continue it. I plan on flying a rebel flag high in my yard till the day they come take me away by force.


29 posted on 08/09/2012 6:50:29 PM PDT by arderkrag (ABOs are Romneybot trolls. LOOKING FOR ROLEPLAYERS. Check Profile.)
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To: the invisib1e hand

Desertion killed the Confederacy If the “Cause” wasn’t worth enough for the South to stay the course, we shouldn’t glamorize it today. Those were brave old men who have my admiration on a personal level, but that doesn’t change the fact that the right side won the war.


30 posted on 08/09/2012 6:52:03 PM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: the invisib1e hand

There appears to be a corridor of conservatives from the Gulf to Canada who have oil, manufacturing, veterans and a work ethic.

This time, it’s really State’s rights. We’ve learned how to pick cotton.


32 posted on 08/09/2012 6:53:37 PM PDT by One Name
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To: max americana

33 posted on 08/09/2012 6:54:48 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (At what point does an escalated effort to remove this traitor commence, and what form does it take?)
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To: Forward the Light Brigade

> “We may well be needin’ to host on high the Bonnie Blue a second time if that feller in the White House even tries to cancel the election!”

I have a 150 year old Bonnie Blue (in mint condition) that I can hoist if needed.


34 posted on 08/09/2012 6:54:54 PM PDT by BuffaloJack (Repeal Obamacare, the CITIZENSHIP TAX)
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To: One Name

That was very interesting and brings home the fact that 150 ago years is not ancient history. I think some of the men were able to closely approximate the rebel yell while others didn’t have much left. North or South, American vets all.


35 posted on 08/09/2012 6:56:28 PM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop the destruction in 2012 or continue the decline)
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To: arderkrag

They shipped their manufacturing base to China, we’ve built ours back up.


36 posted on 08/09/2012 6:57:19 PM PDT by One Name
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To: One Name
Very impressive, and certainly intimidating to say the least!

I think I'd probably run like hell if I heard it on the battlefield.

37 posted on 08/09/2012 6:59:38 PM PDT by Celtic Cross (The brain is the weapon; everything else is just accessories. --FReeper Joe Brower)
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To: luvbach1

One Country, One Constitution.

If the feds choose to ignore the Constitution, there is enough vestigial social memory to re-ignite the old flames.


38 posted on 08/09/2012 7:02:39 PM PDT by One Name
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To: One Name
Bobby Jo bring the Bactine.
39 posted on 08/09/2012 7:04:36 PM PDT by ThomasThomas
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To: the invisib1e hand

Don’t tell me both album covers came from the same photographer..


40 posted on 08/09/2012 7:04:36 PM PDT by max americana (Make the world a better place by punching a liberal in the face)
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To: One Name

Interesting, but I suspect that the rebel yell was executed by soldier not generals and captains in that video.


41 posted on 08/09/2012 7:06:07 PM PDT by JLS
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To: BuffaloJack
Here in Georgia, we had the Secession Flag - a single, burning, blood red star, slightly askew, alone in a field. A star in distress. It's currently in the Augusta museum. looks a little like this, only the star is crooked:


42 posted on 08/09/2012 7:06:39 PM PDT by arderkrag (ABOs are Romneybot trolls. LOOKING FOR ROLEPLAYERS. Check Profile.)
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To: Celtic Cross

I’m trying to imagine being 16 and in an all-out, do-or-die battle.

I’ve been in some hairy low-leverage situations at a penitentiary but I was older. Those old boys were young boys when they were pressed into service...


43 posted on 08/09/2012 7:09:22 PM PDT by One Name
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To: One Name

Sounded like snow geese.


44 posted on 08/09/2012 7:10:40 PM PDT by xone
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To: One Name

Bump for later


45 posted on 08/09/2012 7:12:09 PM PDT by 230FMJ (...from my cold, dead, fingers.)
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To: JLS

You caught the soldiers, didn’t you?

2 of them. Here’s another one.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ssLMroT2euQ


46 posted on 08/09/2012 7:12:16 PM PDT by One Name
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To: BuffaloJack

My wife’ grandma told us her uncles fought at the battle of Shiloh, but they were all dead by the time I met her grandma.


47 posted on 08/09/2012 7:12:52 PM PDT by Vietnam Vet From New Mexico (If you don't want to stand behind our troops, feel free to stand in front of them.)
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To: xone

Snows and Blues honk a little more than a Catamount, must have some scary geese up your way.


48 posted on 08/09/2012 7:16:19 PM PDT by One Name
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

The Germans would have said the same if they had won WWII.


49 posted on 08/09/2012 7:19:16 PM PDT by Eaker (When somebody hands you your arse, don't give it back saying "This needs a little more tenderizing.")
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“My ancestry is a history of rebellion...”

Mine too. I think the Lord put a strong genetic aversion to subjugation in some families. My Scots-Irish ancestors (and living relatives) are among the toughest and most belligerent people on this planet. I’ve always been proud that my great-grandfather fought for the Confederacy, as did two of my great-great-grandfathers and their brothers.


50 posted on 08/09/2012 7:23:34 PM PDT by .45 Long Colt
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