This poem was found in a book entitled Lyrics, Incidents, and Sketches of the Rebellion, compiled by Ledyard Bill, sold by subscription only, and published in 1864 by Smith and McDougal, New York. There is no authorship attributed, but the following note prefaces it: "Are there not many hearts that will feel the pangs of keenest pain on reading this? Alas! That so many brave soldiers', noble companions', affectionate brothers', and dearest friends' history, death, and memory, are all told in this sad, yet heroic verse."

"Company K"