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Here you go. From the Smithsonian, the only known recording of actual American Civil War veterans doing the Rebel Yell. Many years after the fact, obviously.

I’ll save you the trouble. It isn’t “YeeeeeeeHA!!!” like I always thought. It’s more like “eeeeeeeee!”

Don’t get me wrong — thousands of armed young men pouring over a hill going “eeeeee!” straight at you would probably be pants-peeingly terrifying, I was just hoping for something more…coherent. Not just a bunch of dessicated old coots making a high-pitched noise.

Yes! I am still celebrating Holiday Lameness.

December 30, 2014 — 10:00 pm
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