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Hey neat stuff,

Just quick looks appears to be, Infantry and Dragoons.

If the back is readable, there should be a contractor name, as the maker of the button,

and that will give you a window as to when the button was made.

Here is a handy reference... http://www.thetreasuredepot.com/cayenna/index.html

and reference for the button backs: http://pweb.netcom.com/~jimyce/bm.html

Don't know about the other fancy eagle button, appears a little more modern, but then I am no expert!

The one bullet on the left may have been a pulled bullet, if it has a hole in the pointy end of it, will tell you that, caused by damp powder, or too light of a charge, making the bullet remain in the rifle barrel, thence requiring a "worm" to be used attached to a ramrod. I have one from the civil war. The other bullets don't appear to be fired, which in that case, they were dropped, perhaps in the heat of battle or???

Hope this helps!

~LARGO~

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Way cool. Years back, prospected a spot in Idaho, and was near stupefied by all the old bullets we found in that drainage. A bit of research revealed the spot was where the cavalry cornered Chief Joseph’s band, until they escaped over the hill at night, then fled on up to Canada.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chief_Joseph

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Hey neat stuff,

Just quick looks appears to be, Infantry and Dragoons.

If the back is readable, there should be a contractor name, as the maker of the button,

and that will give you a window as to when the button was made.

Here is a handy reference... http://www.thetreasuredepot.com/cayenna/index.html

and reference for the button backs: http://pweb.netcom.com/~jimyce/bm.html

Don't know about the other fancy eagle button, appears a little more modern, but then I am no expert!

The one bullet on the left may have been a pulled bullet, if it has a hole in the pointy end of it, will tell you that, caused by damp powder, or too light of a charge, making the bullet remain in the rifle barrel, thence requiring a "worm" to be used attached to a ramrod. I have one from the civil war. The other bullets don't appear to be fired, which in that case, they were dropped, perhaps in the heat of battle or???

Hope this helps!

~LARGO~

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