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Taps, the Story Behind the Song

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The story of how the song started in 1862 in the Civil War, when a Union Army Captain Robert Ellicombe discovered his dead Confederate son after a battle. Ellicombe found musical notes on a piece of paper in his dead son’s uniform and he had a bugler play the musical notes at his funeral, now known as ‘Taps.’
Carolina Trees & Branches (NoCar F 262 A33 C37), Vol. 13 Issue No. 2, , p43