June 1, 2017
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Bugle Calls

Bugle Calls

Bugle Calls

Here you will find general bugle calls, as documented by Philip St. George Cooke, Brig. Gen. U.S. Army. These calls are provided courtesy of Chris Hurley.

All of these files are in .WAV format -- they can be played with almost any Windows sound utility.

Please note that .WAV files can be large; file size is indicated in parenthesis. Or if you prefer, download files compressed with the shareware utility PKZIP.EXE.

Listed alphabetically by name:

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  • The Rally (243,673) Sounded when regrouping of the forces was in order, this signal summoned all to gather and re-execute a previous command. (zipped version)
  • The Recall (242,081) Used for a variety of reasons: to call back details, skirmishers, etc. to the main body. (zipped version)
  • Retreat (1,053,157) This call is used to signal the afternoon roll call. The call is sounded when the men are formed on the color line, and signals the 1st Sergeants to call the men to attention for afternoon roll call. The first eight notes are also sounded in the field to signal the falling back of a cavalry action. (zipped version)
  • The Reveille (2,633,312) Sounded to mark morning roll call. This was not used to wake up the troops. The call is sounded when the men are formed on the color line, and signals the 1st Sergeants to call the men to attention. (zipped version)
  • Sick Call (430,961) This call was sounded to assemble the sick so they could report to the hospital tent for treatment. (zipped version)
  • Stable Call (469,824) Those who tended the stable were called to their duty with this call. (zipped version)
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The information presented above was gleened from "The Florida Star"