This pin belonged to my Great Grandfather’s brother T.C.Duncan. Here is some biographical information on him –thanks to my sister’s genealogy efforts: Thomas Cation Duncan was born in Scotland in 1840. The family moved to the US in 1843. The family was living in Wisconsin in the 1860s. T.C. was studying medicine at Milton College when the war broke out. He enlisted in the 1st Wisconsin Cavalry Volunteers. He was stationed at Cape Girardeau, Missouri in the hospital service. He left the service in 1863 (failing health) and resumed his studies. He then entered Hahnemann Medical College in Chicago and graduated in 1866. He was editor of the US Medical Investigator (magazine). He was elected clinical professor of diseases of children in Chicago Homeopathic Medical College 1881-3. He wrote "Diseases of Infants and Children, and their Homeopathic Treatment" - which is "an eminent authority and text-book in this branch of medicine." He wrote many more books. He received a civil war pension. He died 16 July 1902 in Chicago. He has no descendants.If you'd like more photographs or have questions - please ask. ... read more
This is a pin from the First Wisconsin Cavalry's reunion held in Kenosha, Wisconsin in October, 1901. The pin measures 1-1/4" in diameter. The writing on the pin reads, "First Wisconsin Cavalry, Kenosha, Wis. Oct 2-3, 1901."