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Rebel Yell Captured - Fiendish Effect Discounted
emediawire ^ | June 28, 2005 | PRWeb

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 wasn’t 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.


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1 posted on 06/28/2005 6:51:42 PM PDT by stainlessbanner
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To: Nasty McPhilthy; injin; McCainMutiny; MacDorcha; JohnPigg; smug; TexConfederate1861; peacebaby; ...

Yeeeeehaw!


2 posted on 06/28/2005 6:52:47 PM PDT by stainlessbanner
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To: stainlessbanner

SWEET.


3 posted on 06/28/2005 6:53:41 PM PDT by Constitution Day (FREEHLL)
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To: stainlessbanner

How do I get to hear it?


4 posted on 06/28/2005 6:54:46 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Looks like the Supreme Court wants to play Cowboys and Homeowners.)
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To: stainlessbanner
The headline doesn't fit. It leads one to the opposite conclusion than that reported by the story.

(I didn't need this to tell me that it was unnerving to be charged by a whole gang of Confederates screeching at the tops of their lungs. Plenty of contemporary reports from Union soldiers confirm that the sound scared 'em $#!+less.)

5 posted on 06/28/2005 6:54:55 PM PDT by AnAmericanMother (. . . Ministrix of ye Chace (recess appointment), TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary . . .)
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To: stainlessbanner

I prefer the bourbon type, myself.


6 posted on 06/28/2005 6:56:05 PM PDT by stboz
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To: stainlessbanner; rebelyell

I clicked on this because I thought they were talking about our Freeper rebelyell. ;)


7 posted on 06/28/2005 6:56:33 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (If you think you know what's coming next....You don't know Jack.)
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To: AnAmericanMother

It is a particularly odd headline, given the short article reaffirms the effectiveness of the Rebel Yell.


8 posted on 06/28/2005 6:56:36 PM PDT by stainlessbanner
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To: Constitution Day; Lazamataz

I'm working on it. Will post if I get a sound bite.


9 posted on 06/28/2005 6:57:13 PM PDT by stainlessbanner
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To: Lazamataz

http://www.26nc.org/History/RebelYell/main.htm


10 posted on 06/28/2005 6:58:07 PM PDT by Nasty McPhilthy (Those who beat their swords into plow shears….will plow for those who don’t.)
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To: Lazamataz

My question also - I'd like to hear it.


11 posted on 06/28/2005 6:58:28 PM PDT by Dante3
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To: stainlessbanner
Did someone tell Billy Idol? Apparently, with his rebel yell, she cried, MORE! MORE! MORE!
12 posted on 06/28/2005 6:58:45 PM PDT by rintense
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To: stainlessbanner

A group of wild-eyed Southern boys charging my way shrieking "Hillary's Thighs!" would scare hell out of me too...


13 posted on 06/28/2005 6:58:59 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: AnAmericanMother
I'm supposing that the modern military R&D boys might like to bottle that sound for the ululating babes in Arabia.
14 posted on 06/28/2005 6:59:12 PM PDT by Thebaddog (Dawgs off the coffee table.)
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To: stainlessbanner

Imagine the effect of 10,000 of them doing in all at once.


15 posted on 06/28/2005 6:59:24 PM PDT by TASMANIANRED (Democrats haven't had a new idea since Karl Marx.)
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To: stboz

Shelby Foote, noted author of several War of Yankee aggression books, and a talking head on PBS's The Civil War, told a story about a Confederate Veteran who described it this way.

"The yell could not be done at anything less than a full run and it was a cross between a foxhunt yip and a squawling Banshee."

The old Vet, in his words, was too well fed and too comfortable to try and recreate it for the ladies at the gathering.


16 posted on 06/28/2005 6:59:49 PM PDT by Leatherneck_MT (3-7-77 (No that's not a Date))
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To: stainlessbanner

Thanks friend.


17 posted on 06/28/2005 7:01:21 PM PDT by Constitution Day (FREEHLL)
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To: Leatherneck_MT

I'm sure that by now , you have heard of Shelby's passing yesterday.


18 posted on 06/28/2005 7:05:04 PM PDT by Nasty McPhilthy (Those who beat their swords into plow shears….will plow for those who don’t.)
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To: Leatherneck_MT
Mr. Foote's death was just reported. Civil War authority Shelby Foote dead
19 posted on 06/28/2005 7:06:27 PM PDT by AnAmericanMother (. . . Ministrix of ye Chace (recess appointment), TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary . . .)
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To: Nasty McPhilthy

God rest his soul. I met him once, and he was a nice man.


20 posted on 06/28/2005 7:07:04 PM PDT by AnAmericanMother (. . . Ministrix of ye Chace (recess appointment), TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary . . .)
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To: Nasty McPhilthy

No I hadn't :(

That's sad, the man was a good writer.


21 posted on 06/28/2005 7:07:04 PM PDT by Leatherneck_MT (3-7-77 (No that's not a Date))
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To: stainlessbanner
According to this website, here is an authentic rebel yell performed by living Confederate veterans. Unfortunately, they crack up and start laughing during the performance, ruining the effect.
22 posted on 06/28/2005 7:07:28 PM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: Nasty McPhilthy; All

Never mind! Nasty McPhilthy posted a much better version in #10 above.


23 posted on 06/28/2005 7:11:12 PM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: stainlessbanner

I'd imagine that really would scare the sissy boy liberals from up north back then.


24 posted on 06/28/2005 7:12:58 PM PDT by LAURENTIJ
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To: stainlessbanner

Sons of Confederate Veterans member Billy Idol re-enacts the infamous "Rebel Yell".

25 posted on 06/28/2005 7:13:56 PM PDT by streetpreacher (If at the end of the day, 100% of both sides are not angry with me, I've failed.)
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To: stainlessbanner

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.


26 posted on 06/28/2005 7:15:57 PM PDT by Hilltop
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To: stainlessbanner

This is the kind of post that really sets this site above and beyond any and all other corners (?) of cyberspace. Good job!


27 posted on 06/28/2005 7:17:38 PM PDT by jocon307 (Can we close the border NOW?)
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To: Nasty McPhilthy



Hmmmmmmm, that's not how we do it now....


28 posted on 06/28/2005 7:19:18 PM PDT by SouthernFreebird
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To: stainlessbanner
A sweet sound, indeed!

Yeeehhhaaawww!!!

29 posted on 06/28/2005 7:20:49 PM PDT by RightWinger
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To: stainlessbanner
Interesting...

http://www.stonewallbrigade.com/articles_rebelyell.html

http://www.stonewallbrigade.com/rebel_yell.wav

30 posted on 06/28/2005 7:23:59 PM PDT by in the Arena (CAPT (USAF) James Wayne Herrick, Jr. (Call Sign: FireFly33). MIA Laos 27 Oct 69)
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To: Nasty McPhilthy

Thanks for the link. It sure wasn't what I expected. Sounds like one of those alleged recordings of bigfoot.


31 posted on 06/28/2005 7:25:30 PM PDT by fso301
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To: SouthernFreebird

That's ok. I'm sure they would approve.


32 posted on 06/28/2005 7:42:21 PM PDT by Nasty McPhilthy (Those who beat their swords into plow shears….will plow for those who don’t.)
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To: Nasty McPhilthy

ping


33 posted on 06/28/2005 7:44:14 PM PDT by Cruz
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To: Nasty McPhilthy
Hadn't heard of Shelby Foote's passing until you included it in this thread. I also just found out that Brian Pohanka (reenactor & Civil War historian) passed away on the 15th of this month. I had heard that he was ill and near death, but hadn't seen anything more about in the news. Brian lost an eye a while back to cancer, but didn't let it stop him from continuing the work he loved. I had the opportunity to meet him several times over the years. He was always gracious when we ran into each other at the National Archives. He will be sorely missed.

Here's a link to an article about his passing:

Brian Pohanka Dies

34 posted on 06/28/2005 7:49:39 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway~~John Wayne)
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To: stainlessbanner

Shoot, Jethro did it all the time on "The Beverly Hillbillies".


35 posted on 06/28/2005 7:51:49 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: Lazamataz; Eaker; Squantos; Bedford Forrest; wardaddy; TEXASPROUD; river rat
How do I get to hear it?

There is this way....

A cold starry night in Dixie, in the company of friends, is to be preferred when experiencing.


36 posted on 06/28/2005 7:53:19 PM PDT by Travis McGee (----- www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com -----)
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To: stainlessbanner; Coop; AppyPappy; Gabz; iceskater; Flora McDonald; jla; Mudboy Slim; P8riot
Origin of the Rebel Yell

(my home county)

37 posted on 06/28/2005 7:53:34 PM PDT by Corin Stormhands (www.kaineisnotable.com)
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To: Lazamataz
How do I get to hear it?

Go outside. Scream. Vibrate your throat and say "yahoo!!".

38 posted on 06/28/2005 7:53:48 PM PDT by groanup (http://fairtax.org)
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To: stainlessbanner
The Rebel Yell today...


39 posted on 06/28/2005 7:57:05 PM PDT by Corin Stormhands (www.kaineisnotable.com)
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To: fso301
Thanks for the link. It sure wasn't what I expected. Sounds like one of those alleged recordings of bigfoot.

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.

40 posted on 06/28/2005 7:57:15 PM PDT by bluefish (Holding out for worthy tagline...)
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To: streetpreacher

Mo! Mo! Mo!


41 posted on 06/28/2005 7:57:33 PM PDT by Gwaihir
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To: Corin Stormhands
What great courage those boys had.

General Pickett was heard, "Up men, and to your posts! Don't forget today that you are from old Virginia!"

42 posted on 06/28/2005 7:58:00 PM PDT by stainlessbanner
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To: stainlessbanner

If you saw the PBS series on the Civil War they had a film of some cofederate veterans marching in a parade. One of the vets gave a yell similar to the one posted here but with more of a corkscrew sound to it.


43 posted on 06/28/2005 8:01:13 PM PDT by Nateman (Captain: It's you! Judge : How are you Americans?All your base are belong to us!)
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To: bluefish; fso301
Oops, forgot to italicize the first line, quoting you. Anyway, listen to the yell again, but put this in the background:

Hope this works...

NOW it is scary, no?

44 posted on 06/28/2005 8:02:32 PM PDT by bluefish (Holding out for worthy tagline...)
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To: EarthBound

Might be interesting to ya!

http://www.26nc.org/History/RebelYell/main.htm


45 posted on 06/28/2005 8:04:03 PM PDT by MacDorcha (In Theory there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is.)
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To: stainlessbanner

I keep trying to find a family connection. But the only unit I've identified so far was my great-grandfather's, the 8th Virginia Cavalry.


46 posted on 06/28/2005 8:11:46 PM PDT by Corin Stormhands (www.kaineisnotable.com)
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To: stainlessbanner

I bet the veterans of the Army of Northern Virginia let out a friendly rebel yell to welcome Shelby Foote to heaven...


47 posted on 06/28/2005 8:19:02 PM PDT by 04-Bravo
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To: Hilltop

As a born and lifelong southernor, I can tell you it is not so different from a screech owl.

I have heard it a few times, but mostly from drunk southern rednecks.

It's the sound of desperation.


48 posted on 06/28/2005 8:23:45 PM PDT by girlangler
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To: stainlessbanner

You can say that again.

49 posted on 06/28/2005 8:33:49 PM PDT by oyez (¡Qué viva la revolución de Reagan!)
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To: girlangler
When I was a cadet at VMI we would do the "rebel yell" prior to the march out for parade. Always very cool.

SIC
50 posted on 06/28/2005 8:38:02 PM PDT by SICSEMPERTYRANNUS ("Our responses to terrorist acts should make the world gasp." - When Devils Walk the Earth)
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