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United States Civil War:. Maps Historical Images Photographs As background music, a free recording of “The Battle Hymn of the Republic” is available at:. http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Image:Battle_Hymn_of_the_Republic.ogg. Union Soldiers Guarding the Potomac River, 1861.

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united states civil war
United States Civil War:
  • Maps
  • Historical Images
  • Photographs
  • As background music, a free recording of “The Battle Hymn of the Republic” is available at:

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Image:Battle_Hymn_of_the_Republic.ogg

united states in 1861
United States in 1861
  • States that seceded before April 15, 1861
  • States that seceded after April 15, 1861
  • Union states that permitted slavery
  • Union states that forbade slavery
  • Territories, unaffiliated
united states in 1864
United States in 1864
  • Union states, including those admitted during the war
  • Union states that permitted slavery
  • Confederate States
  • Territories
united states in 1865
United States in 1865
  • Union states
  • Union territories
  • The border states
  • Bleeding Kansas
  • The Confederacy
  • Confederate claimed and sometimes held territories
history behind taps
History behind “Taps”
  • In July of 1862, in the aftermath of the bloody Seven Days battles, hard on the loss of 600 men and wounded himself, Union General Daniel Adams Butterfield called the brigade bugler to his tent. Oliver Wilcox Norton, the bugler, tells the story, "...showing me some notes on a staff written in pencil on the back of an envelope, (he) asked me to sound them on my bugle. I did this several times, playing the music as written.
taps continued
“TAPS” continued
  • He changed it somewhat, lengthening some notes and shortening others, but retaining the melody as he first gave it to me. After getting it to his satisfaction, he directed me to sound that call for Taps thereafter in place of the regulation call. The music was beautiful on that still summer night and was heard far beyond the limits of our Brigade. The next day I was visited by several buglers from neighboring Brigades, asking for copies of the music which I gladly furnished. The call was gradually taken up through the Army of the Potomac."