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 Posted: Sat Feb 2nd, 2008 03:23 pm
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Roger-

  It looks like you can go either way with the buttons. Perhaps the type has something to do with whether the person was in the field or not.

  This source shows a member of the 2nd US Sharpshooters and says that the buttons were made of guta percha. My tendency would be to go with this type.

Berdan Sharpshooters Online

  This source shows a uniform coat with what must be brass buttons.

 

http://www.ushist.com/wardrobe/inc/images/qm-0501b_frockcoat_enlisted_us_berdan_l.jpg

 

 

 

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