looking for clarifications and comments. I assume each regiment had one bugler,..was there a replacement or back up ? Was there one or more drummers for each regiment, and I assume they were placed at the head of a column ? Evidently some regiments had
thier own complete band, and some did not. I read in company rosters where some musicians are listed with the staff, and some listed in each or some of the companies.
Some companies list no musicians. Were they "loaned out" so to speak from the company to perform at the regimental level, and used for company duties when not
performing as a band ?