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The Story of "Taps"
We have all heard the haunting melody of "Taps." It's the song that
gives us that lump in our throats and usually tears in our eyes. But do you know the story behind the song?
Reportedly, it all began in 1862 during the Civil War, when Union Army
Captain Robert Ellicombe was with his men near Harrison's Landing, Virginia. The Confederate Army was on the other side of the narrow
strip of land.
Day is done
I, too, have felt the chills while listening to "Taps" but I have never seen all the words to the song until now. I didn't even know there was more than one verse. I also never knew the story behind the song and I didn't know if you had either so I thought I'd pass it along. I now have an even deeper respect for the song than I did before.
Submitted by Paul
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