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The Origins of the Model 1892 Bugle (M1892 Field Trumpet)

Saturday, April 13th, 2019

By Jack Carter The word bugle in the United States is often used as a generic term for many types of horns including the instruments used by the armed services, drum and bugle corps and by various other organizations such as the Boy Scouts. Nevertheless, bugles have always been specified correctly by the armed services […]

Pat Walker, Bugler at Baltimore Orioles home games

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019

Bugles are associated with baseball. It’s a rare game where you don’t hear the cavalry charge being sounded. Or the six note call-da-da-da-daaa-da-daaa charge call. Just when the tradition started needs further research but here is Baltimore’s own Pat Walker who was the Baltimore Orioles’ unofficial bugler at Memorial Stadium. A TV story on Pat […]

Bugle Calls Recorded on Cylinder

Wednesday, March 13th, 2019

BUGLE CALLS ON CYLINDERS Rough Riders Bugler Emil Cassi Rough Riders Bugler 3438 Y E. Berliner’s Gramophone. Emil Cassi, bugler. Re-enactment of bugle calls sounded at San Juan Hill, Santiago, Cuba, July 1, 1898: First call; reveille; assembly; forward, guide right; halt; skirmish; rally. Taps as sounded at the graves of Sergeant Hamilton Fish, Jr., […]

An Introductory History of the Bugle From its Early Origins to the Present Day

Wednesday, February 13th, 2019

An Introductory History of the Bugle From its Early Origins to the Present Day By Jari Villanueva ©2019 TapsBugler Where to begin? How to approach an elusive subject such as the history of bugles? The first thing is to find a definition of “bugle.” And as we explore the history of the bugle, it is […]

Articles and Manuals

Friday, January 18th, 2019

Articles about Taps and Bugle History The following are articles with great information on the history of Taps, bugles, trumpets and  bugling. These have been collected over many years after much research. If you wish to download these you will have a comprehensive history of this great military tradition. These are all in PDF format. […]

The US Marine Band at Gettysburg

Sunday, November 18th, 2018

The US Marine Band at Gettysburg   In anticipation of the dedication of the new cemetery in Gettysburg to be held in November 1863, Secretary of the Navy Gideon Welles approved a request by an “agent of the grounds” to have The United States Marine Band present at the ceremony. “The [Navy] Department has no […]

Daniel Adams Butterfield

Tuesday, October 30th, 2018

DANIEL ADAMS BUTTERFIELD 1831-1901 Who was the general whose name is associated with Taps?  Daniel Adams Butterfield was born in Utica, New York, on October 31, 1831.  He was the third son (of nine children) born to John Butterfield and Malinda Baker Butterfield.  John Butterfield (1801-1869) was a prominent Utica businessman who pioneered the transportation […]

Wearing a Poppy

Saturday, October 27th, 2018

Why do we wear poppies? The reason poppies are used to remember those who have given their lives in battle is because they are the flowers which grew on the battlefields after World War One ended. The second battle of Ypres took place between April 21 and May 25, 1915. The battle is most remembered […]

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