Boots and Saddles (bugle call)
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Boots and Saddles is a bugle call sounded for mounted troops to mount and take their place in line. It was adopted by the United States Army in 1841. In the British Army it is used as a parade call. Interestingly, it has been derived from neither boots, nor from saddles, but from the French boute-selle, "put on saddle".
- http://www.goatlocker.org/resources/nav/wavfiles.htm Wave files of this and other bugle (and whistle) calls
- Byron Farwell, The Encyclopedia of Nineteenth-century Land Warfare: An Illustrated World View (W. W. Norton & Company, 2001), ISBN 978-0-393-04770-7, p. 118. Excerpt available at Google Books.
- Wedgwood, Hensleigh (1855). "On False Etymologies". Transactions of the Philological Society (6): 70.
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