FIRST - First Time Taps was played-Berkeley Plantation - Charles City VA
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe
N 37° 19.026 W 077° 10.830
18S E 306783 N 4132279
Quick Description: At Berkeley Plantation in 1862 the Army bugle call "Taps" was first played by bugler Oliver W. Norton; and written by him and General Daniel Butterfield.
Location: Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 4/24/2022 11:10:50 PM
Waymark Code: WM1637X
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Mark1962
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Long Description:
The Museum is on the Old Coach House Tavern on the grounds of the Berkeley Plantation. The museum main exhibits are about "TAPS" and the bugle that played it and the bugler's uniform.

From the virtual globe trotting website:

"Berkeley Plantation, one of the first great estates in America, comprises about 1,000 acres on the banks of the James River in Charles City County, Virginia.
Among the many American "firsts" that occurred at Berkeley Plantation are:
* The first official Thanksgiving: 4 December 1619

* The first bourbon whiskey distilled: 1621, by George Thorpe, an Episcopal priest.

* First time Army bugle call Taps played: July 1862, by bugler Oliver W. Norton; the melody was written at Harrison's Landing on the plantation by then General Daniel Butterfield."

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Date of FIRST: 1/1/1862

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