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Lyrics or Words to Taps

Saturday, January 11th, 2020

PLEASE HELP US WITH A DONATIONYOUR HELP KEEPS THIS WEBSITE RUNNING WITHOUT ADSTHANKS!!If you are having trouble with the PayPaL link, use this one:https://www.paypal.me/TapsBugler Also We have a Patreon Page set up for your support ofwhat TAPS BUGLER doesWe could use your help! Lyrics or Words to Taps The new bugle signal (also known as […]

Oliver Willcox Norton

Tuesday, December 17th, 2019

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? OLIVER WILLCOX NORTON 1839-1920 An Excerpt From Twenty-Four Notes That Tap Deep Emotions: The Story of America’s Most Famous Bugle Call © Jari Villanueva Who was the young bugler who […]

December 7th Bugler

Friday, December 6th, 2019

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 of men. Wild confusion, as the the men scattered for their guns and stations. Bugles began sounding. Corporal Harry Fox thought the old call To Arms did more than anything […]

A BUGLE CALL REMEMBERED-Taps at the funeral of President John F. Kennedy

Sunday, November 24th, 2019

On the anniversary of the funeral services for President John F. Kennedy, a look at the sounding of Taps that was heard worldwide. A Bugle Call Remembered: Taps  at the Funeral of President John F. Kennedy By Jari Villanueva© 2013 All Rights Reserved. No portion of this article may be reproduced without permission frothe author […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

From Vietnam to the World Trade Center

Tuesday, September 10th, 2019

A bugle, a soldier, and a real hero of September 11th Above is a photo of US Army PFC Ira Rolston sounding a captured Viet Cong bugle in the Ia Drang Valley Battle in 1965. I found this picture some time ago while researching at the National Archives. The iamge floored me as here appeared […]

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