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“ Welcome to Tapsbugler! Helping provide Taps for Veterans at military funerals is important to us! Please contact us on information about providing a live bugler to sound Taps at the ceremony for your loved one. Just click on Find A Bugler below. Please explore the website and I hope you come away with a little more knowledge about this great American treasure we have in those 24 notes. ”

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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 […]

Last Post at the Menin Gate

Friday, October 26th, 2018

From THE GREAT WAR http://www.greatwar.co.uk/ The Menin Gate Memorial to the Missing is a war memorial in Ypres, Belgium, dedicated to the British and Commonwealth soldiers who were killed in the Ypres Salient of World War I and whose graves are unknown. The memorial is located at the eastern exit of the town and marks the starting point for one of the main roads out of the town that […]

Taps Vs. Last Post

Sunday, October 21st, 2018

Taps Vs. The Last Post A look at two iconic bugle calls Of all the bugle signals sounded in the world, the two that stand out as music of remembrance are the American bugle call Taps and its Commonwealth counterpart The Last Post. With the exception of a few, most bugle calls are only a […]

William Carson Medal of Honor Bugler

Friday, October 19th, 2018

William J. Carson was one of about twenty Civil War Musicians to receive the Medal of Honor. He is the only musician ever to receive the medal for musical duties. Born in Westmorland County, Pa., in 1840, he had grown up in Ohio. On September 2, 1861, he enlisted at Greenfield, Ohio in the 15th […]

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