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      Taps: 24 Notes of History and Erie County's Oliver Norton in Edinboro


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      June 23, 2020

      Tuesday   6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

      219 Meadville Street Edinboro
      Edinboro, Pennsylvania 16412

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      Taps: 24 Notes of History and Erie County's Oliver Norton

      On a sultry July evening in 1862, a battered Union army lay in camp along the James River, downstream from Richmond, after the failed attempt to capture the Confederate capital. General Daniel Butterfield called in his young bugler, Oliver Norton, from Erie's 83rd Pennsylvania regiment. That night, they created a new "Lights Out" for Butterfield's brigade. By the next morning, dozens of other buglers from nearby units flocked to see Norton to get copies of the new tune. The iconic TAPS was born. Now, TAPS is the most famous bugle call in American history, being played at military funerals across the country. In later years, Norton would become a multimillionaire industrialist,summered at the Chautauqua Institution, and his widow left a legacy to her husband by funding Chautauqua's opera center: Norton Hall.
      – George Deutsch, B.A.

      Edinboro event to be held at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania William P. Alexander Music Center (110 Kiltie Road, Edinboro, PA
      16444)

      Categories: Education

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