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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian03 May 2022 7:17 p.m. PST

…The commander of a particular southern Army unit wanted his men to use the Confederate Rebel Yell to "instill terror in the hearts of the enemy." And they needed the help of Confederate Civil War veterans to do it…

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35thOVI Supporting Member of TMP04 May 2022 3:25 a.m. PST

I heard this before. Heard also there were variations by state too. Don't know if true, but accept it as such.

skipper John04 May 2022 5:59 a.m. PST

I'm in Georgia. I went lookin for my gun! Great video!

Au pas de Charge Supporting Member of TMP04 May 2022 11:42 a.m. PST

That is interesting. The first man, the Captain gives a chilling rendition.

I wonder if a lot of people can do this today? Or is it something of a lost art, like yodeling?

Everyone has seen this?

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35thOVI Supporting Member of TMP04 May 2022 12:25 p.m. PST

Yes have seen that. That is one of the ones that started the discussion about varying versions of the yell based on Confederate states. Cannot remember where I read that discussion. They also thought it might not be state, but region.

Father of Cats04 May 2022 4:26 p.m. PST

My belief is that it never went away. Watch how fans cheer at American football games. I'm originally from Texas, and cheering is universally a sustained and building "Whhooooo." In more northern cities, it seems more like "Yea!" My guess is that, through sports, people inherited the cheers of their forefathers.

Stryderg05 May 2022 3:05 p.m. PST

Sounds a bit like coyotes that have found dinner.

Au pas de Charge Supporting Member of TMP06 May 2022 7:28 a.m. PST

I thought it sounded more like a cat with its tail lit on fire.

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