Insignia Found at the Wilderness

Jack7171

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1st. Melted belt buckle,,federal?
2nd union button? I can't find it shown anyplace so any help is appreciated! Thanks!
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Jack7171

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Feb 28, 2021
Found recently?
No,,my grandfather found this and a bunch full of other stuff when he served in the CCC cleaning up the battlefield in the late 1930s,,he said it all came from one place,,melted buckle,, Springfield musket parts, (he said he left the musket barrel because it wouldn't fit in the box he had to ship home) musket tool, whack of buttons, bayonet, almost all the complete hardware from a knapsack, as if it might have all been from one soldier. He wished they had metal detectors,,as everything was found by chance, once one artifact was stumbled across,, he would scratch around with a shovel and sift the topsoil through his hands
 
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