Skip to comments.Rebel Yell Captured - Fiendish Effect Discounted
Posted on 06/28/2005 6:51:41 PM PDT by stainlessbanner
Civil War mystery may be solved by modern technology.
(PRWEB) June 28, 2005 -- One of the mysteries of American Civil War lore may have finally been solved.
The famous rebel yell, long known to have an unnerving effect on Union soldiers in the American Civil War, has just been examined by the History Publishing Company. Using as its core base, the only known yell by a living Confederate soldier recorded early in the Twentieth Century, History Publishing Company, through the use of sound technology, has emulated the sound of a company of soldiers charging a Union line.
The effect was startling, said Don Bracken, Senior Editor of History Publishing and Civil War author( Times of the Civil War, ISBN 1-4208-0694-7). It wasnt a frightening sound in the nightmarish or fiendish sense. It was an audible sensation of being overwhelmed. It was like having a sonic tidal wave approach you. What might have unnerved the Union soldiers who reportedly fled from it was a sense of helplessness.
The rebel yell has long been a source of curiosity to students of the Civil War. It was a recognized fact that seasoned Union veterans would become unnerved by it. When we came across the recorded yell made in the early Twentieth Century, of an actual Confederate veteran of the Army of Northern Virginia, we knew we had to take it a step further, said Don Bracken.Technology has made it possible to do that.
History Publishing Company, a company dedicated to furthering the study of history through modern technology will make the sound recording of the Confederate charge available to schools or Civil War study groups for educational purposes.
No I hadn't :(
That's sad, the man was a good writer.
Never mind! Nasty McPhilthy posted a much better version in #10 above.
I'd imagine that really would scare the sissy boy liberals from up north back then.
In the still of the night, as I hear the song of the cricket and tree frog, I remember Gettysburg and Cemetery Ridge.
I urge you to visit the Rotunda, which enumerates those that fell in the Battle of Vicksburg.
I recall the name of Brigadier General Edward D. Tracy, whose name is inscribed on a bronze plaque. Killed on the first day of battle, he was an officer of the Confederacy.
The rebel yell is now an echo, but it still resonates with those that see beyond the label of racism and understand history.
This is the kind of post that really sets this site above and beyond any and all other corners (?) of cyberspace. Good job!
Hmmmmmmm, that's not how we do it now....
Thanks for the link. It sure wasn't what I expected. Sounds like one of those alleged recordings of bigfoot.
That's ok. I'm sure they would approve.
Here's a link to an article about his passing:
Shoot, Jethro did it all the time on "The Beverly Hillbillies".
There is this way....
A cold starry night in Dixie, in the company of friends, is to be preferred when experiencing.
(my home county)
Go outside. Scream. Vibrate your throat and say "yahoo!!".
At first, it didn't scare me. But then, it made the movie "Deliverance" come to mind. I actually heard the banjos starting up in the background. At that point, it began to scare me.
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