Hear a genuine rebel yell - in safety

Charles Doyle cdoyle at UGA.EDU
Wed Dec 6 13:00:47 UTC 2006

Sounds more like a gelded hound than a fice!


---- Original message ----
>Date: Tue, 5 Dec 2006 18:18:49 -0800
>From: Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at YAHOO.COM>
>Pvt. Thomas N. Alexander, CSA, formerly of the 26th North Carolina Infantry Regiment, was recorded yellin' at the age of 90 in 1935.  Hear it now:
>  http://www.26nc.org/History/RebelYell/main.htm
>  It's a yippin' kinda yell, maybe like them fice dogs folks have been postin' about.  It sure ain't no Yeeha(w) !
>  ProQuest reveals a mention in Jan., 1865, by a Yankee, who described the rebel yell as "dog-like."  Could be yippin', could be howlin'. Could be both.

>  JL

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