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I found an old tape whilst rummaging thru the archives.

John Rea ... my grandkids' great-great-grandfather ... in sparkling form.

His accent is pure Ulster Scots and the same inflections would have been present in the voices of the Ulstermen who fought on both sides of the American Civil War.

Davy Crockett probably spoke with a County Tyrone accent as his parents were born there.

Davy, as we all know, was born on a mountaintop in Tennessee !