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rebel yell?

Discussion in 'Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson' started by 18thmississippi, Oct 19, 2016.

  1. 18thmississippi

    18thmississippi Corporal Forum Host

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    Has anyone else read Rebel Yell by s.c. gwynne ? im in the process of reading it and so far I haven't been impressed. Anyone else feel the same or differently ?
     

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  3. Andersonh1

    Andersonh1 2nd Lieutenant

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    I bought a copy, but haven't started on it yet. Too many other books I need to finish first.
     
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    I read a few chapters in a library researching Kernstown and was equally impressed. In my list to pick up a copy one of these days...
     
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    I bought it, and read it pretty quick for my standards.

    I enjoyed the first half better than the last half. Jackson's life after 1861 is extremely well documented, so I wasn't blown away by the last half. The first half showed me a few things I had never heard or read about before. For example, the details of the death of Jackson's first wife's death. How she and their infant were buried together, the position of which sounded exactly like they way my wife used to sleep with my newborn son. The way Jackson stood next to the grave after the funeral and the burial, silently standing there in the cold rain with his head bowed and a blank look on his face. I had never read those things, and they almost brought me to tears.

    I liked it. Good book.
     
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    civilken Sergeant Major

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    it started out fine but I soon began to lose my interest too bad.
     
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    After reading Robertson I've felt no urge or sense of importance to read this, though I probably will eventually; instead, I'm currently re-reading H. K. Douglas' I Rode with Stonewall!
     
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    Same here buds book is hard to beat
     
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    Bud Robertsons version is extremely well documented from day one of his life to his death as Wel as his ancestors. What I don't like about rebel yell is how there's a lot information left out. Just little key details left out. Also how it jumps around in the beginning.
     
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  10. pfcjking

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    Sounds like I need to read his then. What is the title?
     
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    Rebel Yell is a good book but not great. I'm towards the end of the book and feel the description of Second Manassas so far is more about Little Mac than what Old Jack was thinking and doing.
     
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    I checked it out from our local library, and it was a slow read but did learn a few things I didn't know before I read it, so anytime I can do that I'm HAPPY. The title brought me back to why it was named that.

     
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    I got it for Christmas last year and read it over the Christmas holiday, thought it was a very good.
     

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