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rebel yell

noun
1.
a long, shrill battle cry used by Confederate troops in the U.S. Civil War.
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  • The shout was answered by the shrill "rebel yell" from the dauntless foe in the trenches.

    Tom Strong, Lincoln's Scout Alfred Bishop Mason
  • He had heard of the famous “rebel yell,” but this was the first time he had heard it.

  • The Confederate infantry charged the breastworks, the rebel yell being heard above the terrible din of battle.

    A Boy Trooper With Sheridan Stanton P. Allen
  • Could you, would you, give me some idea of 'the rebel yell,' as it was called?

  • The moment of silence that followed was broken by the high, shrill, quavering, penetrating note of the rebel yell.

    Literary Hearthstones of Dixie La Salle Corbell Pickett
  • Then, borne on the wind, came a sound that he would know till his dying day—the rebel yell.

    The Littlest Rebel Edward Peple
  • But the Southern troops, the rebel yell still rolling through the woods, came on at full speed and struck the Union front.

    The Guns of Shiloh Joseph A. Altsheler
  • Uttering the rebel yell, the Southerners followed and pushed them further and further.

    The Scouts of Stonewall Joseph A. Altsheler

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