GDG- FW: CW Discrencies

Andy Mills amills at
Fri Jan 20 14:59:34 CST 2012

Wouldn't it sound like a crowd cheering for their favorite team at a sporting event?  

When you have thousands of people screaming at the same time it all gets droned together and just sounds like a very large crowd. 

Was it the "Yell" that made their hair stand up, or was it the idea of what was coming with that "Yell" that made their hair stand up?  

I just fail to understand how this "yell" would sound any different than the fans at a rock concert or sporting event.


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From: gettysburg-bounces at [mailto:gettysburg-bounces at] On Behalf Of William Nolan
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Subject: GDG- FW: CW Discrencies

Esteemed GDG Member Contributes:

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.  The Rebel Yell Lives part 1 and part 2.

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