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Charles Clarke Bugler Company G 7th US Cavalry

Charles Clarke, Bugler Company G 7th US Cavalry By Sam Young, Fort Larned NHS Volunteer The painting below titled “Get ‘Em, Boys!” by Jerry Thomas, shows Captain Albert Barnitz, Commander, Company G 7th Cavalry, Bugler Edward Botzer, and G Company cavalrymen at Fort Wallace, Kansas, on June 26, 1867, in their first fight there with […]

Performance Guidelines for Taps

The Significance of Taps   There are two pieces of music that particularly stir the hearts and emotions of Americans — The Star-Spangled Banner and Taps. To many Americans Taps conveys an important message through its twenty-four notes. To U.S. soldiers from the Civil War on, when sounded at night the call meant that all […]

Taps 25th Anniversary Special Edition DVD released on September 12, 2006

Hard to believe this film is now 35 years old. I was honored to take part in the 25th anniversary re-release in 2006 A re-release of the 1981 film with George C. Scott, Timothy Hutton, Sean Penn and Tom Cruise. It includes a bunch of bonus material including the original TV spots and “The Bugler’s […]

The Apollo One Fire

The Apollo One Fire It was the words that froze the NASA flight controllers in their seats, “Fire……we’ve got a fire in the cockpit.” 50 years ago, January 27, 1967, three Apollo astronauts lost their lives in a fire on the launch pad at Cape Kennedy’s Launch Complex 34 in Florida. Virgil “Gus” Grissom, Edward […]

Buglers in the Civil War

Of all the memories veterans recalled of their Civil War experience, countless reminiscences of music can be found in thousands of letters and journals of soldiers who fought on both sides. Music played a large part in the war and the field music of buglers was not only necessary for the telling of time and […]

Why the Name “Taps”?

WHY THE NAME “TAPS”?   Taps is the name of the final call of the evening in the United States military. The call is sounded at an interval after Tattoo.  There are  a few explanations for the name of Taps. It is not an acronym, although there are two organizations that exist using  the acronym. […]

Taps in “From Here To Eternity”

James Jones, wrote about Taps in his novel that takes place in Pearl Harbor, “From Here To Eternity”: He looked at his watch and as the second hand touched the top stepped up and raised the bugle to the megaphone, and the nervousness dropped from him like a discarded blouse, and he was suddenly alone, […]

William Harten, Jr. US Navy Cornetist

   William Harten, Jr. US Navy Cornetist. The story of a musician and December 7, 1941 William Harten, Jr. was a WWII veteran who served in the U.S. Navy prior to WWII, trained at the Navy School of Music in Washington, D.C. from 1940-1941 and then served as a musician during the war. Both Bill […]

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  1. Charles Clarke Bugler Company G 7th US Cavalry
  2. Performance Guidelines for Taps
  3. Taps 25th Anniversary Special Edition DVD released on September 12, 2006
  4. The Apollo One Fire
  5. Buglers in the Civil War