We in the United States have all heard the haunting song, "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? If not, I think you will be interested to find out about its humble beginnings. Reportedly, it all began in 1862 during the Civil War when Union Army Captain Robert Ellicombe was with his men near Harrison's Landing in Virginia.
The Confederate Army was on the other side of the narrow strip of land.
the night, Captain Ellicombe heard the moans of a soldier who lay severely wounded
on the field. Not knowing if it was a Union or Confederate soldier, the Captain
decided to risk his life and bring the
the Captain finally reached his own lines, he discovered it was actually a Confederate
soldier, but the soldier was dead. The Captain lit a lantern and
following morning, heartbroken, the father
is done ... Gone the sun ...
light ... Dims the sight ...
and praise ... For our days ...
THOSE LOST AND HARMED WHILE SERVING
Pray For All Our Brave Troops
"Til They All Come Home..."
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