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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".

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