Bugle Cord Our worsted wool bugle cords are just the thing to spruce your military bugle. Choose from Infantry blue, Cavalry yellow, or Artillery red. See "How to Install Your New Bugle Cord" in the How To Section. Total length of cord (unwound) is 114 inches. The following U.S. Army Regulations of 1861 and the revised regulations in 1863 provided the following guidance for musicians:
The general superintendent will cause such of the recruits as are
found to possess a natural talent for music, to be instructed (besides
drill of the soldier) on the fife, bugle, and drum,
and other military instruments; and boys of twelve years of age, and
upward, may, under his direction, be enlisted for this purpose. But as
recruits under eighteen years of age and under must be discharged, if
they are not capable of learning music, care
should be taken to enlist those only who have a natural talent for
music,and, if practicable, they should be taken on trial for some time
before being enlisted.
Regiments will be furnished with field music on the requisitions of
their commanders, made, from time to time, direct on the general
superintendent; and, when requested by regimental commanders, the
superintendents will endeavor to have suitable men elected from the
recruits,or enlisted, for the regimental bands.