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Daniel Adams Butterfield

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…

Taps Music, Sound Files and Information

Sheet Music and Sound File to TapsClick on the links In order to provide you with music and sound files of Tapswe have included these…

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.

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?…

Larry DuPree Bugler

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…

Echo Taps

ECHO TAPS Echo Taps is a custom of sounding the call with two buglers standing at some distance apart to achieve an echo effect. Although…

National Song of Remembrance

TAPS OUR NATIONAL SONG OF MILITARY REMEMBRANCE Through the efforts of Jari Villanueva, Les Hampton and TAPS 150, we were able to push through the…

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