This poem, from the June 15, 1863, edition of The Sabbath Recorder, is a tribute to the memory of F. Erwin Clarke of the 146th New York Volunteers. Private Clarke, who died at Falmouth, Virginia, was a victim not of bullets but of disease, which claimed far more soldiers than the rigors of combat.

Thanks to Joel Craig of Joel Craig's Bivouac for contributing this poem.

"Our Soldier Cousin"