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You'd be more likely to elicit some responses if you can upload a picture of the item.

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After doing a ton of research I am leaning more toward Irish Volunteers than Indiana Volunteers ... still not sure though. Would very much like to know the value before I decide whether or not to sell it. ANY help would be greatly appreciated!

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I suggested above that it stood for Irish Volunteers ( I have seen that ID somewhere I don't recall) and after thinking about it I have a theory to back that up. The state of New York had Mills belt buckles with NY stamped on them. Within the New York militia of that time they had what was called the "Irish Brigade". This was of Civil War origin but continued on at least into WW1 (the fighting 69th). I wonder if this belt was for the New York Irish regiment?

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