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 Posted: Wed Sep 2nd, 2009 03:25 am
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Doc C wrote:
My daughter in law forwarded an email regarding the origin of taps in which a union officer Captain Robert Ellicombe is the composer. I've alwayw read that it was Butterfield. Any comments?

Snopes.com, for one, squashes the rumor that Ellicombe composed 'Taps':

http://www.snopes.com/music/songs/taps.asp

Snopes, like most of the rest of us, prefer Butterfield as the composer. So,apparently, does West Point.

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