This poem was written upon the death of Amos M. Travis, a resident of Poughkeepsie, N.Y., who served in Company E, 30th New York, and was mortally wounded at Antietam along with his captain, Harrison Holliday, a prominent citizen of Poughkeepsie. The verses were sung at Travis's funeral.

Thanks to Joel Craig of the Fifth New York Volunteer Infantry, Company A, for contributing this poem.

"He Died at His Post"