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What is Taps?

WHAT IS TAPS? Of all the military bugle calls, none is so easily recognized or more apt to evoke emotion than the twenty-four notes that…

The Bugler of Arlington

THE BUGLER OF ARLINGTON(author unknown) I am the bugler of ArlingtonBut this honor belongs not to one man alone.Today, I stand the watch.Yesterday in our…

TAPS FOR LEW SOLOFF

TAPS FOR LEW SOLOFF By Jari Villanueva Lew Soloff, US Army Photo courtesy of Laura Solomon-used by permission For military buglers in the United States,…

The Taps Myth

Almost every day when I check my e-mails, I get a message or two asking about or forwarding a story for my comment or enlightenment. It starts with, "Reportedly it all began during the Civil War…" and goes on to relate the story of Union Captain Ellicombe and how he finds his wounded Confederate son on a battlefield. The story is that the music of Taps is found in the pocket of the young man and that's how the call came into being. It is a heartwarming and poignant story, but false.

Lyrics or Words to Taps

The Taps Lyrics here including variations and history of the words to Taps.

Oliver Willcox Norton

Who was the bugler who first sounded the call of Taps? When it it happen? What did he do after his time in the Army?…

Richard Fiske Marine Bugler at Pearl Harbor

Richard Fiske was born in Boston, Massachusetts on March 26, 1922. He enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in February 1940. Following Field Music…

December 7th Bugler

A bugle story for December 7th From “Day of Infamy” by Walter Lord“Then a plane swept by, [the barracks at Pearl Harbor] raking the line…

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