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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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To: Ditter

bookmarked for later, when the wife isn’t asleep


101 posted on 08/09/2012 10:55:48 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: MrB

There are good reasons to go to war and bad reasons to go to war. The south may have had a right to secede but it was for a wrong, immoral reason. In either way it’s a joke to think either side would have gotten along peacefully after this. Further the plantation system was dying in the face of industrialization and would have petered out and then what would have been the point of expensive to maintain slaves?


102 posted on 08/09/2012 11:16:59 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: One Name; Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows

I reckon it sounded something a bit like this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sLka7gxpivw
Hasil Adkins - She Said.


103 posted on 08/10/2012 12:04:21 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Eric Holder's NAACP rally against the voter ID laws required the press to bring govt issue photo ID.)
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To: exit82

Well said — well thought.


104 posted on 08/10/2012 12:52:27 AM PDT by S.O.S121.500 (Nothing so vexes me as a Democrat above ground. Enforce the Bill of Rights.)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

> Just how old was this guy?
> Must’ve been 1 of the literal drummer boys....

In the mid-1950s, when he passed, he was pushing 110.
If memory serves me, I believe he was wounded at the Battle of Helena.


105 posted on 08/10/2012 4:28:33 AM PDT by BuffaloJack (Repeal Obamacare, the CITIZENSHIP TAX)
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To: max americana

They seem to share some DNA. Even the stage names fit the template.


106 posted on 08/10/2012 5:06:26 AM 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: arderkrag

You forgot one other thing that would have kept going if the South had won.


107 posted on 08/10/2012 5:21:04 AM PDT by chargers fan
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To: gopheraj

later


108 posted on 08/10/2012 5:44:05 AM PDT by gopheraj
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To: chargers fan

Oh, you mean an agrarian society?


109 posted on 08/10/2012 6:17:03 AM PDT by arderkrag (ABOs are Romneybot trolls. LOOKING FOR ROLEPLAYERS. Check Profile.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

If the plantation system would have ended on its own, it should have been allowed to do so.


110 posted on 08/10/2012 6:25:49 AM PDT by arderkrag (ABOs are Romneybot trolls. LOOKING FOR ROLEPLAYERS. Check Profile.)
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To: ROTB
Civil War will invite invasion from China/Russia/clients during the confusion leading up to the transfer of power.

Do you write comedy? LOL

111 posted on 08/10/2012 6:43:26 AM PDT by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: elcid1970

I once did find a store in, believe it or not, northern New Jersey that carried Rebel Yell. But other than that I think you have to cross the Ohio River and keep heading south. The best tasting Bourbon I’ve ever found.


112 posted on 08/10/2012 7:10:58 AM PDT by katana (Just my opinions)
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To: SkyDancer

We could discuss the attrocities of war committed on both sides of the Civil War until Doomsday. The fact is that the majority of Confederate soldiers had never and had no wish to own slaves.

Liberal jackals hide behind the same false exploitation of class and race as they did back then to hide their true agenda which might not be so acceptable to the public.

The “downtrodden minorities” chosen to be the front for the hidden agendas always suffer the most in the end. Today, the minorities have changed but the tactic is the same. If the North had well and truly won the Civil war there would be no more Confederate rebels. Their generations continue even now. Their cause today is no more the right to own slaves than it was then. Their bloodlines and ancestry won’t allow them to bow to a tyrannical, Socialist government without a fight in today’s world any more than then.


113 posted on 08/10/2012 9:31:17 AM PDT by Aleya2Fairlie
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To: Aleya2Fairlie

The CSA’s own Declaration of Independence (available at http://avalon.law.yale.edu/19th_century/csa_scarsec.asp) goes on for the first few paragraphs regarding States rights but devolves in the last paragraphs in to a complaint that abolitionists in the North have assisted in runaway slaves and are now working to take their “property.”


114 posted on 08/10/2012 9:48:19 AM PDT by chargers fan
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To: arderkrag

Nice try. Try one built on the labor of an enslaved populous among the elite and common folk then went along with them.


115 posted on 08/10/2012 10:58:52 AM PDT by chargers fan
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To: arderkrag

You can put the same statement to the South.

They knew it was going to have to end as well, the economics of it was kicking their ass, they just didn’t want to end it and blamed the North for their economic troubles because they were industrializing and the South wasn’t. Because even multiple human workers weren’t as efficient as machinery that didn’t get tired or sick or old or pregnant or escape. They also didn’t want to lose their capital investments either, by freeing them and making them equal people.


116 posted on 08/10/2012 12:06:11 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Aleya2Fairlie

Yes, this has been hashed and rehashed. It’s like a spitting contest - “Well you did this - well so did you and you also did that” and so on.


117 posted on 08/10/2012 12:32:12 PM PDT by SkyDancer ("Ambition Without Talent Is Sad - Talent Without Ambition Is Worse")
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To: One Name

I was raised in the Great Smoky Mountains where I was told that ‘yell’n from ridge to ridge or holler to holler was a form of communication both to let folks know you were in the area and to keep from getting shot. When the Northern Aggression came and the Mountain boys signed up to fight, hollering at the top of one’s voice just came naturally when they charged a Union line or position.


118 posted on 08/10/2012 12:47:15 PM PDT by yoe (Vote for your Country, not a political party.)
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To: One Name

bookmark


119 posted on 08/10/2012 2:47:09 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: chargers fan

Anyone who whines about slavery in a CW topic deserves to be ignored.


120 posted on 08/10/2012 4:47:59 PM PDT by arderkrag (ABOs are Romneybot trolls. LOOKING FOR ROLEPLAYERS. Check Profile.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

If the system had been left alone, the market would have eventually provided the South with a replacement solution which would have prospered through economic necessity.


121 posted on 08/10/2012 4:50:23 PM PDT by arderkrag (ABOs are Romneybot trolls. LOOKING FOR ROLEPLAYERS. Check Profile.)
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To: arderkrag

Fixing the South’s economy doesn’t mean the slavery/people are property issue would have been settled. There is no justification that the plantation system ending would have meant blacks were going to be equal and free people down there. No logical link at all.


122 posted on 08/10/2012 9:55:20 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

Sure there is. Eventually, the ownership of people wouldn’t have made any economic sense.


123 posted on 08/11/2012 6:34:43 AM PDT by arderkrag (ABOs are Romneybot trolls. LOOKING FOR ROLEPLAYERS. Check Profile.)
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To: yoe

The trill was the part I didn’t know for sure.

You’re right- it goes back to the Scottish clans callin up for help.


124 posted on 08/12/2012 8:19:46 PM PDT by One Name
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To: RitaOK; Outlaw Woman

Ya’ll are a couple daughters of the South...


125 posted on 08/12/2012 8:23:23 PM PDT by One Name
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To: WKUHilltopper

She put that in you early on and it stuck!


126 posted on 08/12/2012 8:27:29 PM PDT by One Name
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To: One Name

Interesting ... bump.


127 posted on 08/12/2012 8:31:02 PM PDT by hedgetrimmer
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To: a fool in paradise

The Haze rocked!

No More Hot Dogs!


128 posted on 08/12/2012 8:31:26 PM PDT by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: The Duke

Don’t have cable but I’ll look on YouTube


129 posted on 08/14/2012 9:40:49 PM PDT by One Name
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To: One Name
Here is Turtle Man, in all his glory (with many Rebel Yells):

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

130 posted on 08/15/2012 1:46:21 PM PDT by The Duke
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To: One Name

I went through 4 years of college with that yell at every football game. Pike fraternity friends. :-)


131 posted on 07/27/2013 4:57:01 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

I’d heard about it all my life but never heard a real Rebel yell it...

Its ours forever as needed.

Might be soon. Thanks!


132 posted on 07/31/2013 7:28:21 PM PDT by One Name (Ultimately, the TRUTH is a razor's edge and no man can sit astride it.)
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