A Beautiful Glittering Lie
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What does 'Rebel yell' mean?

Find out what Rebel yell means. Rebel yell is explained by J D R Hawkins - author of A Beautiful Glittering Lie

Rebel yell

A high-pitched cry that Confederate soldiers expelled when they attacked the enemy. It was first heard at First Manassas (Bull Run). The Federals thought the eerie shrieking was terrifying and unnerving. In my novel, A Beautiful Glittering Lie, the term "Rebel yell" is used as follows:

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They came up from the town as though on parade, and appeared to be unstoppable, like they would keep going over and through the Confederate line. With grape, shell, and shot, the Rebel guns immediately began their deadly work, pouring a storm of lead into the advancing foe, and they blew holes into the dark, solid columns, which were filled in like water rushing around a fractured dam. The thunderous salvos of cannonade shook the ground, retorted by the Yankees’ counter-barrage. The men in gray let loose a bloodcurdling Rebel yell and fired a storm of lead canister into the faces of their enemies as they approached, which was enough to send the bluecoats reeling. They stumbled, taking cover behind the bank. A line of colorful Zouaves passed them, but they could not withstand the Rebel onslaught either. They fell back in confusion.

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"...a storm of lead into the advancing foe, and they blew holes into the dark, solid columns, which were filled in like water rushing around a fractured dam. The thunderous salvos of cannonade shook the ground, retorted by the Yankees’ counter-barrage. The men in gray let loose a bloodcurdling Rebel yell and fired a storm of lead canister into the faces of their enemies as they approached, which was enough to send the bluecoats reeling. They stumbled, taking cover behind the bank. A line of colorful Zouaves passed them, but they could not withstand the Rebel onslaught either. They fell ..."

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