Lullaby of Taps*


Around five and eight at evening’s rest
Or any time raised in solemness,
Taps melancholy notes proclaim
Farewell to those in honor pay,
With the Lullaby that ends the day.

*Taps by Civil War General Dan Butterfield,
Brigade Commander,Twentieth
Regiment of
Infantry, Maine Volunteers. “He
is most
remembered for what the troopers
called
Butterfield’s Lullaby, “ but “which the
Army
would later know as Taps, (and) which
however simply meant rest for the
night.”
Page one hundred seventeen of
KILLER
ANGELS by Michael Shara, nineteen
hundred
and seventy five, which evolved into
the motion
picture GETTYSBURG.

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