The true origin of Taps comes from the Civil War in July of 1862,
after the Seven Days battles near Richmond, Virginia, the wounded Commander
of the 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, V Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, General
Daniel Butterfield reworked, with his bugler Oliver Wilcox Norton, another
bugle call, "Scott Tattoo," to create Taps. Later, A Col. James A Moss
substituted playing "Taps" for the firing of three volleys over the grave
of one of his soldiers due to the proximity of his Artillery unit to the
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To them goes our forgiving love, highest honor, and deepest
respect. Their memory will be with us all our days, ever present in our
hearts and minds, never diminished.
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