This hauntingly beautiful books outlines O.W. Norton’s experience during the Civil War and gives context to two of the most renowned bugle calls to this day, both of which he was the first to sound. The two calls include “The Brigade Call” of the 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 5th Corps (the “Dan, Dan, Dan Butterfield” call) and Taps, the call he first sounded in 1862.
A beautiful read, something every trumpeter should read at some point in their career. This also shows the original lyrics to Taps; When the lyrics are mentioned in history books, this is the manual they cite.