rebel yell and yeehaw

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Sun Jan 22 14:17:48 UTC 2012

I thought these had been posted in 2006-07, but perhaps not:

The latter is especially informative.

All kinds of sounds ("Yow!" "Yeeow!"  "How!" "Hiiii!" "Heee!") but no
stereotyped "Yeehaw!" that I can hear.

Not one.


On Sun, Jan 22, 2012 at 7:29 AM, James A. Landau
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> The 75th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg in 1938 was a well-publicized affair, with a number of survivors of the battle attending.  This reunion was covered by the radio networks.
> Would it be too much to ask that some of the networks recorded Confederate veterans reproducing the Rebel yell(s) and that some of such recordings are still extant and available for research?
>       - Jim Landau
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