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Showing posts with label Confederates. Show all posts
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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Real Rebel Yell



The audio from this video is provided by The History Publishing Company, Palisades, New York. This is a most interesting recording that was originally done in 1935 by WBT radio in Charlotte, N.C., at a convention of The Sons of Confederate Veterans. Confederate veteran Thomas N. Alexander, 90 years old at the time, was in attendance, and gave his rendition of the Rebel Yell.

According to history, the Rebel Yell was first heard at the First Battle of Manassas (First Bull Run), when General Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson ordered his men to charge the Union lines, and to "yell like banshees".

Sunday, May 29, 2011

A Resource About the Civil War



With the high interest in genealogy and history today, people are often interested in the military records of their ancestors who fought in the American Civil War.

One resource available is The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System , an online database of sailors, soldiers, regiments, and more. One can access information about the men from both the Union and the Confederacy there.

The site there says in part:

  • The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System is a computerized database containing very basic facts about servicemen who served on both sides during the Civil War. The initial focus of the CWSS is the Names Index Project, a project to enter names and other basic information from 6.3 million soldier records in the National Archives. The facts about the soldiers were entered from records that are indexed to many millions of other documents about Union and Confederate Civil War soldiers maintained by the National Archives and Records Administration.

    Other information includes: histories of regiments in both the Union and Confederate Armies, links to descriptions of 384 significant battles of the war, and other historical information. Additional information about soldiers, sailors, regiments, and battles, as well as prisoner-of-war records and cemetery records, will be added over time.

    The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System (CWSS) is a cooperative effort by the National Park Service (NPS) and several other public and private partners, to computerize information about the Civil War. The goal of the CWSS is to increase the American people's understanding of this decisive era in American history by making information about it widely accessible. The CWSS will enable the public to make a personal link between themselves and history.