Among Thomas Cation Duncan’s papers, I found this card (calling card size). It dates from the Civil War.
1st [2nd crossed out] Lieut Howland
Co. E 1st Wis Cav
The photo has been cut out and pasted on this card.
Printed: Mrs. Phoebe Dell. Hayburn.
Written: L. Howland 2nd Lieut
Co E 1st Wis Cav three months
since 1st Lieut – Co A 1st Wis
presented to Capt of Co C
T. C. Duncan was in the 1st Wisconsin Cavalry with Lt. Howland. I do not know who Mrs. Hayburn is.
This is part of my “Lost & Found” series – things that belong to someone else’s family.