"Birth of an American Tradition" - The 150th anniversary of Taps - June 22-24, 2012
by Jari Villanueva
“Birth of an American Tradition” - The 150th anniversary commemoration of Taps at Berkeley Plantation in Charles City, Virginia.
This three-day event will celebrate the birth of America’s national song of remembrance with Civil War re-enactors depicting the Union Army at rest at Harrison's Landing (on the grounds of the plantation) following the Seven Days Battles in late June 1862.
Living history programs will feature the music of fifes, drums, and bugles, including the commemorative sounding of Taps on Saturday night.
Concerts by military bands on Friday night and the Federal City Brass Band on Saturday night will add to the musical flavor of the event. The focal point of the weekend will be the re-dedication of the Taps monument on Saturday, June 23, at 11 AM. Berkeley Plantation is located at 12602 Harrison Landing Road, Charles City, VA 23030.
For more information, visit:
You can help support this effort with your purchase of "The Day is Done" - Music commemorating the 150th Anniversary of Taps CD.
Click here to post comments.
Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How?
Simply click here to return to Important Historical Events and Celebrations.