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    • #133644
      Max
      Keymaster

        Recorded footage of veterans doing the Rebel Yell in old age.

        “Charge ’em boys, charge ’em”. Echoes from history!

        Notice their accents. No modern savage punisher skull-type idiots there!

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        Max
        Keymaster

        • #133646
          Max
          Keymaster

            Just thinking – Rebel Yell in Richmond, outside the capitol, January 20th. My Christmas day thought to you!

          • #133656
            Joe (G.W.N.S.)
            Moderator

              I’ve heard the original recording, but never the recreated version at Company strength.

              :good:

              I think January 20th would be good time to refresh its use with serious intent!

            • #133688
              Max
              Keymaster

                Can anyone actually do the rebel yell?

                Here’s something related that I find amusing: it’s received wisdom in BritMil that if you want to be heard when yelling, you have to pitch your voice higher. Thus, on parade, NCOs will yell in a high pitched manner. Yet, everytime nowadays I see someone try to yell using ‘command voice’ the trend seems to be to yell in a deep ‘tough guy’ voice that won’t carry.

                The rebel yell seems to almost be something from hunting, almost like a coyote yipping. Thoughts?

              • #133689
                farmer
                Participant

                  Does this mean that you & 1St Sargeant are going to “Change your tune at us”?

                • #133690
                  Joe (G.W.N.S.)
                  Moderator

                    The rebel yell seems to almost be something from hunting, almost like a coyote yipping.

                    No doubt in the similarities and note many of the local breeds of Southern baying bounds are quite similar as well when hunting.

                    Thoughts

                    There are many misconceptions of what being a man really is! It’s hardly surprising hollywierd has gotten it wrong yet again.

                    As noted; by current standards the rebel yell seems lacking, but we know that in reality it was effective and disturbing to the Yankees they faced.

                  • #133693
                    Max
                    Keymaster

                      No doubt in the similarities and note many of the local breeds of Southern baying bounds are quite similar as well when hunting.

                      Ha! Maybe I should have left it as Team Coyote! Hidden meanings!

                    • #133694
                      Joe (G.W.N.S.)
                      Moderator

                        Ha! Maybe I should have left it as Team Coyote! Hidden meanings!

                        Missed opportunities! :yes:

                        Here’s the hounds.

                        Remember among the rural South these were common sounds to hear.

                      • #133695
                        Joe (G.W.N.S.)
                        Moderator

                          Note: My dogs being true Florida Crackers such as myself, they got quite worked up with the screening of these videos! B-)

                          My rendition of the rebel yell gets an equally exuberant response from my pack!

                        • #133696
                          Max
                          Keymaster

                            I have Redbone Coonhounds.

                          • #133697
                            Joe (G.W.N.S.)
                            Moderator

                              I have Redbone Coonhounds.

                              I had one as a child, in my opinion they are smarter than many of the typical hound breeds.

                              Do they like to sing along with emergency vehicles, like the coyote video, many hounds like to relay the emergency sirens call. :-)

                            • #133719
                              hellokitty
                              Participant

                                Can you imagine several regiments advancing on your position,with bayonets leveled, and a continuous rebel yell? Psychology warfare.

                                Further, by the end of war how battle hardened the yank troops were that the rebel yell didn’t scare them anymore?

                                The old campaigners on both sides were hard men.

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                              • #133721
                                hellokitty
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                                  Also, the origins of the rebel yell was borrowed heavily from indians. Remember Texas was still fighting the Commanches. It is reported the Texas Brigade mimicked commanches when rebel yell. But most southerners grandfathers had most likely fought indians in their states. So they knew how bloodcurdling that yell was.

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