The following is an endearing Legend of the origin of an earlier version of TAPS.
We in the United States have all heard the haunting song, ‘Taps”, usually at a military funeral or gravesite.
It’s the song that gives us the 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.
It all began in 1862 during the Civil War, when Union Army Captain Robert Elli was with his men near Harrison’s Landing in Virginia. The Confederate Army was on the other side of the narrow strip of land.