GDG- FW: CW Discrencies
wjn100 at hotmail.com
Fri Jan 20 13:58:14 CST 2012
Slightly off-topic, but The Museum of the Confederacy did a couple videos of the Rebel Yell. They took two sound recordings of two different ANV veterans giving the rebel yell in the 1930's and blended and multuplied the sound so that it sounded like hundreds doing the rebel yell. Individually, the rebel yell doesn't sound like much, but collectively, the sound makes the hair on the back of your neck stand up.
Here is a link.
http://www.moc.org/site/PageServer?pagename=vodcasts The Rebel Yell Lives part 1 and part 2.
> From: CWMHTours at aol.com
> Date: Fri, 20 Jan 2012 13:59:30 -0500
> To: gettysburg at arthes.com
> Subject: GDG- CW Discrencies
> Esteemed GDG Member Contributes:
> In reference to the clips from Ken Burns I have always been interested
> that in an earlier episode discussing the fighting in the war Shelby Foote
> speaks about the Rebel Yell. He tries to describe it and ends up saying that
> no one alive knows what the Rebel Yell sounds like. Yet at the end of Ken
> Burns we see that footage of the vets shaking hands over the wall. They
> start giving the Rebel Yell. Finally one vet turns to the cameera and says
> "That's the Rebel Yell".
> Guess it shows even Shelby Foote can be wrong.
> That's sad.
> "Just the facts, ma'am."
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