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Lincoln At Gettysburg

Sunday, November 17th, 2019

As November 19 marks the anniversary of the Gettysburg Address, it is interesting to look at the days and weeks before the dedication ceremony and Abraham Lincoln’s determination to get to the small town in Pennsylvania. David Wills, a Gettysburg lawyer, had been placed in charge of putting together the new National Cemetery in the […]

Buglers of Arlington National Cemetery

Saturday, November 16th, 2019

Six Prominent Buglers of Arlington National Cemetery Arlington Mansion and 200 acres of ground immediately surrounding it were officially designated as a military cemetery June 15, 1864, by the Secretary of War, Edwin M. Stanton. The mansion was originally the home of Robert E. Lee and Mary Custis Lee. Today, the current size of Arlington […]

Moses Ross Civil War Bugler

Wednesday, November 13th, 2019

http://www.chroniclenewspaper.com/news/local-news/chester-s-citizens-in-the-civil-war-the-bugler-HE600999 In the office of Chester Town Historian Clifton Patrick is a glass display case laden with local artifacts, including awards, padlocks, and booklets. On the top shelf is an attention-grabbing bugle, tied with a faded red, white, and blue ribbon and dating back to the Civil War. Its original owner was Moses P. Ross, […]

Larry DuPree Bugler

Monday, November 4th, 2019

Larry Dupree, Bugler and friend By Jari Villanueva, TapsBugler On November 1, 2019 the world lost another Vietnam Veteran and the bugling world lost a performer and supporter-Larry DuPree of Cincinnati, Ohio. Larry was the beloved husband of Jean DuPree, loving father of April (David) Tapscott, proud grandfather of Ashely Mabrey, Hunter Mathson, and Allie […]

Tin Bugle

Thursday, October 31st, 2019

Tin Bugle in the Illinois State Military Museum1301 North MacArthur BlvdSpringfield, Illinois 62702 Thanks for their kind permission to share photographs During the Civil War the bugle became the predominant signal instrument in the Army surpassing the fife and drum. Most all bugles were made of copper, brass or German silver. There are instances of […]

Daniel Adams Butterfield

Wednesday, October 30th, 2019

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 […]

Burial Flags

Tuesday, October 15th, 2019

I occasionally receive questions about burial flags and how someone gets one for a veteran at the time of their death. Basically the funeral home takes care of obtaining the flag for a veteran funeral. The military honor guard or any Veteran Service organization is not responsible for providing flags at funeral services. Download the […]

Key for Taps

Saturday, October 12th, 2019

A question has come up as to what the original key was for Taps. Whether or not it was played on a G Bugle, or whether it has always been in B flat. as we play it today. ANSWERThanks for asking. There is no “original” key to Taps. Taps is sounded in the key of the […]

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