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Thanks I haven't had time yet.

I just took a look at my best reference...website of the Coast Defense Study Group: http://cdsg.org/coast-artillery-corps/

They have a pdf with Coast Artillery DUI: http://cdsg.org/old/reprint%20PDFs/CACRegInsig.pdf

Your DUI is not in there... But those crossed oars with anchor and the star-shaped fort as the crest still make me think Coast Artillery.

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Found it!!! Not Coast Artillery... It's an Engineer unit. Specifically, the 21st Engineer Battalion.

Former elements of the unit were part of the Army of the Potomac and the crossed oars and anchor is the old badge of the Engineers and Pontoniers.

Here is the US Army Institute of Heraldry website page for the unit with its DUI: http://www.tioh.hqda.pentagon.mil/Catalog/HeraldryMulti.aspx?CategoryId=8784&grp=2&menu=Uniformed%20Services

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Nice! Many thanks I just sat down to a cup of tea and my pc... mystery solved!


My pleasure. Disappointed I didn't nail Coast Artillery from the start, but I think I recovered well enough. :whistle:

As a pin back, this piece is most likely prior to mid-60s, when I believe clutch backs became the norm. Sorry I can't be more precise than that.

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