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A lone U.S. Army bugler plays Taps at the conclusion of the First Annual Remembrance Ceremony in Dedication to Fallen Military Medical Personnel at Arlington National Cemetery, March 11, 2009.(DoD photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley/Released)

Bugle Call Taps Civil War History

The bugle call, Taps, is one of the most recognized melodies of the American military. It was first heard during the Civil War in...