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The Rebel Yell was well known by the Yankees. One southerner had a special holler: a kind of a scream, with a kind of neigh mixed along with it, and nearly as loud as a steam whistle. That made him not only famous with his own men but the enemy too. Who was the yeller and what did his comrades call him? What did the Yankees call him?

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“Within the past ten days, and included in the above, you have captured forty-six pieces of field artillery, and thirty-seven battle-flags. You have never lost a gun, never lost a color, and have never been defeated; and notwithstanding the numerous engagements in which you have borne a prominent part,…”
Who wrote this excerpt in its entirety?
What unit was it written to/about?

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James Ervin Spivey, He was known as the 'Georgia Bull', by his comrades, and'Gordon's Bull', by the Federals.
source-http://home.freeuk.com/gazkhan/rebelyell.htm
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General George Armstrong Custer- Custer’s farewell message to his beloved troops of the Third Cavalry Division. Dated April 9, 1865, the date of Lee’s surrender at the Appomattox Court House. Printed by Gustavus A. Sykes in Petersburg, VA, where Custer returned with his troops the day after the surrender.
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James Erwin Spivey (26th Georgia)
Gordons Bull

From Warren P Wards "History of Coffee County"

"Erwin Spivey, known by the Armies North and South as "Gordon's Bull" was in Company E. 26th, Georgia. Mr. Spivey had a tremendous voice, loud, wild and weird. He could squeal and yell and bellow like a bull and be heard for miles around. He trained his voice in such a way as to give it "Carrying Power." He was the talk of both armies. He belonged to Gordon's Brigade, which was a terror to the Northern Army. The Yankee Army could recognize the strange voice of Erwin Spivey and they knew that Gordon was after them. When the Yankees would hear him it is said that the soldiers would look at each other and say, "Boys, there is trouble ahead. Gordon's Brigade is on the move and Gordon's Bull is giving the alarm." It is said that many of the weak-kneed Yankees would break ranks and run for their lives when they heard the yell of "Gordon's Bull."


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"Just as we were ordered forward, Irvin Spivy [sic], of the Twenty-Sixth Georgia Regiment, hallooed. He could halloo the queerest that I ever heard any one. It was a kind of a scream or low, like a terrible bull, with a kind of neigh mixed along with it, and it was nearly as loud as a steam whistle. We called him 'The Twenty-Sixth Georgia's bull," and the Yankee's called him "Gordon's Bull." He would always halloo this way when we charged the enemy, and we were informed that the Yankees understood it as a signal for them to move back." source - Recollections of Pvt. G. W. Nichols, 61st Georgia.

I have seen the "never lost a gun, never lost a color, and have never been defeated" quote used at soldiers reunions by other Union outfits, so I added more to it to limit it to Custer and the 3rd Cavalry.
 

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Who was the yeller: James Ervin Spivey
What did his comrades call him: The Twenty-Sixth Georgia's bull
What did the Yankees call him: Gordon’s Bull

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Who wrote this: George Armstrong Custer, Commander
What unit: Third Cavalry Division
Past and Present of Lucas and Wayne Counties, Iowa: Volume 2, by Theodore M. Stuart, page 283
 

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James Ervin Spivey,
His comrades called him: The Twenty-Sixth Georgia's Bull
The Yankees called him: Gordons's Bull
Company E (Wiregrass Minutemen), 26th Georgia Infantry
Spivey was famous in both armies for his loud battle cry.
Just as we were ordered forward, Irvin Spivy [sic], of the Twenty-Sixth Georgia Regiment, hallooed. He could halloo the queerest that I ever heard any one. It was a kind of a scream or low, like a terrible bull, with a kind of neigh mixed along with it, and it was nearly as loud as a steam whistle. We called him 'The Twenty-Sixth Georgia's bull," and the Yankee's called him "Gordon's Bull." He would always halloo this way when we charged the enemy, and we were informed that the Yankees understood it as a signal for them to move back. [Recollections of Pvt. G. W. Nichols, 61st Georgia. & Link ]​
CSR - Enlisted as a private on April 22, 1861 and was appointed 4th Corporal on May 10, 1862. He was wounded in 1864 but returned to ranks to surrender with his unit at Appomattox Court House.
 
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There was a soldier in the 26th Georgia, James Ervin Spivey, who was famed in both the Army of Northern Virginia and the Army of the Potomac for his battle cry. "It was a kind of scream or low, like a terrible bull, with a kind of neigh mixed along with it, and it was nearly as loud as a steam whistle." He was known as the 'Georgia Bull', by his comrades, and 'Gordon's Bull', by the Federals.

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The Rebel Yell was well known by the Yankees. One southerner had a special holler: a kind of a scream, with a kind of neigh mixed along with it, and nearly as loud as a steam whistle. That made him not only famous with his own men but the enemy too. Who was the yeller and what did his comrades call him? What did the Yankees call him?

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James Ervin Spivey, 26th Georgia Infantry. He was known as "Georgia Bull" by his comrades, and "Gordon's Bull" by the U. S. troops.

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“Within the past ten days, and included in the above, you have captured forty-six pieces of field artillery, and thirty-seven battle-flags. You have never lost a gun, never lost a color, and have never been defeated; and notwithstanding the numerous engagements in which you have borne a prominent part,…”
Who wrote this excerpt in its entirety?
What unit was it written to/about?

credit: @SWMODave
George A. Custer, writing to the soldiers of his command, the Third Cavalry Division, April 9, 1865.
 
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