“Taps” and the Crew of USS Monitor

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Bugle from Viscaya 1935.1191.000001

Did the crew of USS Monitor hear “Taps” when it was played for the very first time?

I will attempt to answer this question, but you may be wondering why I asked it in the first place. It all started with a bugle and a memorial service for my father. I will come back to the memorial service in a moment, but first let me show you the bugle that drew my attention.   Read more