I purchased a tintype with a soldier wearing a kepi with hat badge.
At first, I thought it was some sort of Ordnance (bomb with flame) but after looking closer, the bottom circular part looks too rounded and the top doesn't resemble other "flames" I have seen.
It does resemble an early USMC hat badge, but I cannot find photos of them worn on an actual kepi. Additionally, if it is USMC it is being worn sideways.
Any help or thoughts are appreciated.