Bugle Calls

To facilitate troop movement and to issue commands in the field, the Northern & Southern armies used bugles to issue their orders. Bugle calls were used for communciations on the battlefield, as well as in camps, parades and to drill.

Each command had a special sound to which troops would respond. To hear the sounds of the bugle, click the links below for midi renditions. You can almost smell the gun powder in the air...

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