On the verso written in a combination of pencil and ink is "John Shubael Conant; Born Monroe, Mich. May 27 - 1841; Died Santa Barbara, Calif. June 18 - 1936; Lieutenant 25th Mich. Volunteers; Served with his regiment in Army of The Cumberland; Was engaged in the battle of Tibbs Bend under Genl. Moore and of Franklin under Genl. Schofield; Later was appointed aid on Genl. Boyles staff and brevetted Capt. On discharge."