Bridgeport Telegram Bridgeport CT 5 JUL 62 P. 2
PROGRAM MARKS TAPS CENTENNIAL op- Kovolti-tlon BERKELEY PLANTATION. Va., July 4 (AP) — The haunting bugle call "Taps" echoed across the grounds or Berkeley Plantation Plantation today as the 100th anniversary anniversary or its composition was re-en- re-en- re-en- re-en- ■ acted. "Taps", a military bugle call used to signal both the end of a soldier's day and the end of his life, was composed at this Charles City county spot in the summer of Union Uen. Dan Butter- Butter- rield. Tie Richmond Marine Corps Reserve sponsored the lOOlh an- an- rsary .celebration, With Mar-drum Mar-drum Mar-drum and bogle corps from Yorktown and rJorfofk also i tak-_ tak-_ tak-_ ing pari. * short skit was nresenien showing how General Butterfield composed the call with the help of his bugler, Oliver Norton. ion- ion- i.nrim of Richmond played Butterfield and Line Cpl. Louis A, Madonia of Yorktown, considered one of the top buglers in Ihe -nation, -nation, -nation, represented Norton, Sitting just outside his tent, Butterfield called the bugler to his side, showed hint same -musical -musical notea he had scribbled scribbled on the back of an envelope ojid.asked him to sound them on his bugle. After some revision, revision, the call was composed. When Madonia began playing the completed version Df "Taps" tcaay, bugiers Irom tne outer-Marine outer-Marine outer-Marine untts joined him in the call, which echoed across the planlatinn grounds. A Civil war cannon salute and a voliey by the North-South North-South North-South Mus-ket Mus-ket Mus-ket Saluting squad Df the Virginia Virginia Cavalry comp!e!ed the ceremonies. ceremonies. About 1,000 persons attended the ceremonies at the plantation, situated about fi airway between Richmond and Williamsburg. The plantation was the home of Benjamin Harrison, a signer of the Declaration of Independence. William Henry Harrison, ninth president of Ihe Uniled Slates, was born there. The plantation now is owned hy Malcolm Jamie-son, Jamie-son, Jamie-son, who opens the grounds daily to visitors.