What’s the difference between these two buttons?

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I found two War of 1812 Artillery buttons and I’m just wondering why there are two different kinds?
 

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Simple answer - because the government wanted to! Both buttons date from about the same time period. The first button refers to the 2nd regiment specifically and the second (assuming it says 'corps') underneath, for any soldier.
 
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Simple answer - because the government wanted to! Both buttons date from about the same time period. The first button refers to the 2nd regiment specifically and the second (assuming it says 'corps') underneath, for any soldier.

Yes smoky it says corps
 
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Simple answer - because the government wanted to! Both buttons date from about the same time period. The first button refers to the 2nd regiment specifically and the second (assuming it says 'corps') underneath, for any soldier.

I was just thinking if one was a soldier and one was a higher up. I appreciate it smoky
 

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