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Tango0113 Jul 2012 11:56 a.m. PST

"While the origins of Taps are well documented, a number of myths of how the song came to be still persist. One tells the story of a Union officer who after a battle discovers the body of a fallen Confederate is actually his son, who was a musician in peacetime. When denied permission to bury the boy with full honours, the Union officer holds a small impromptu private ceremony. He asks a company bugler to perform a call using the musical notes scribbled on a scrap of paper in his dead son's pocket, presumably a melody the boy was working on. The song was Taps."

Interesting article here about that sad but beautifull song.


corvettek225 Inactive Member13 Jul 2012 4:42 p.m. PST

The US Army officially recognizes B Battery, 5th Battalion, 3rd Artillery as the initial user of "Taps" at graveside.


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138SquadronRAF Supporting Member of TMP13 Jul 2012 6:40 p.m. PST

Nicely presented.

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