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[WATCH] Rare Footage of Civil War Soldiers Demonstrating the “Rebel Yell”

The “Rebel Yell” was a war cry of the Confederate forces during the Civil War, possibly adopted from similar war cries of Native Americans – many of whom actually sided with the confederacy. The cry has been described as something like the scream of a rabbit, a wolf howl, or a banshee cry, and stood …

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These 5 innovative Civil War weapons changed combat forever

The American Civil War was a bloody affair, where many battles were fought with infantry tactics that had been around for 100 years. But some weapons designers pushed the envelope of technology during the violent conflict and developed arms that would revolutionize the way militaries fight for centuries. 1. The Repeating Rifle Although the primary weapon …

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