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Early usmc badge please help identify

Article about: Hello, My uncle was a Marine and a collector, and he gave me these badges. I do not know anything about them except that they are early. They look like possibly hat badges? Please let me kno

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    Hello,

    My uncle was a Marine and a collector, and he gave me these badges. I do not know anything about them except that they are early. They look like possibly hat badges? Please let me know if you have any information about them.
    Thanks!

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    Hello this is an uncommon marine badge, This dates to about span-am/indian war I believe that this is worn on the campaign hat,
    Sean F

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    Thank you, Sean.

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    Here is a photo of a badge like yours on a USMC pith helmet, circa 1880's. Dwight

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