From the Confederate Scrap Book, by Lizzy Cary Daniel, published 1893.I know nothing more.
A Curious Epitaph
I send you a copy of an epitaph written on a rude piece of board which I have in my possession.Mr. Winston brought it in from the body of a Southern soldier just killed on one of our fields:
Here lies a spotted Rebel bold, Whose sum of years I can’t unfold. He died a traitor on this spot, By a noble freeman’s bullet shot; A ghastly corpse, both stiff and stark Buried by the Tenth New York.
A letter was found on the body of this soldier directed to J. H. Key, Wilmington, N.C.