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    military button??

    My buddy dug these and trying to get an age and possible uniform location. Button is a little over 1/2". Shell is a first generation 45-70 military, early 1870, internal primer.
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    Looks like a general service coat button to me.
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    Real nice button.
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    Any guess on age?? Seemed small compared to the uniform jacket button I found. More like a sleeve or collar button?

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    Cuff button. My guess is late 19th - early 20th century. But that's just a guess ....
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    Your Henry V. Allien/NY backmark dates your cuff button to no earlier than 1877. That style was replaced in 1901 by the great seal so you can safely say it would date from 1877-1900. Allien joined the New York branch of the Horstman company in 1850 until that partnership ended in 1877 and Allien continued alone. And, yes as fox said it is a general service uniform button.
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    Nice job on the ID. Thanks for the good info too.
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    Hi My Fellow TH'ers
    I can confirm that per the back mark this is a post Civil War button. Fyrffytr1 called it correctly. As the button is slightly larger than 1/2 inch that would make it a cuff button. It is a General Services button. This button is most likely used during the Indian Wars era as this button dates from 1877 to 1901. This US Army was then replaced with the Great Seal buttons which are still in use to this day! Congrats on the find. I would suggest checking that area over and seeing if you can find any other examples as it most likely there are. ;-)

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    We have been back 2 or 3 times. Nothing so far but newer clad and junk. Buddy did find a V nickel on a scouting run. I also found remains of an old clock. Nothing beyond that however.

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    Nice going on the button and ID.

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