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 Posted: Fri Aug 8th, 2008 06:55 pm
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Texas Defender

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  I think that you are overlooking the contribution of the bugler from the 83rd PA, Oliver Wilcox Norton. Opinions differ as to who actually wrote what is now known as: "Taps."

  Some sources credit Butterfield alone, but my guess is that the two collaborated on it. Thus, I believe that Norton is due an : "assist."

Oliver Willcox Norton (1839 - 1920) - Find A Grave Memorial

The Story of Taps

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