This Day in History: 1861-10-26

Ned Kendall, American keyed bugler, acknowledged as the greatest of all time, soloing on the E-flat keyed bugle with the Palmer Circus band (1835), directed the Boston Brass Band (1836-1839), known for his soloing on Wood Up Quickstep, traveled as soloist in the 1840s, formed a small band that toured with Spaulding’s Circus, traveled to London in 1850, in 1856 played famous contest with Patrick Gilmore (who played a valved cornet), died in Boston, Massachusetts.