In the army, certain bugle calls relayed commanders’ orders on the battlefield. They also announced daily activities such as waking up and meal times. “Boots and Saddles” was the most significant of these calls and meant that soldiers had to equip themselves immediately and be ready for action. At camp, we mostly just use one to let everyone know supper’s on.
Government issue brass military cavalry bugle, 13" long, Mouthpiece included.