Confused over Tapps
DeLane Unruh (unruh@SOUTHWIND.NET)
Tue, 2 Jul 1996 10:20:46 -0500
I recently received the story about Tapps from Roger on Scouts-L. Last year
a similar request had been made but a different story was given. If I
remember it correctly it was based on a father and son on different sides of
the Civil War. The father was a officer and found his son dead after a
battle. He requested a military funeral and a band but was denied the band.
He was allowed the funeral and only one instrument, the bugle. His son was
a music writer and had found on his son a song he was working on. This was
played by the bugler at his funeral and later became known as Tapps.
I dont know which version is correct and dont know if either could be
verified. I am the Bugler for our Pack and would like to know which if
possible is the actual version.
I like both versions and would like to thank Roger for his input.
Assistant Cub Master
Pack 123, Quivira Council, Santa Fe District
Was not in scouting as a youth, I'am now and reliving my Youth. Thank You B.P.!
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City