Posted 5 years ago
I am military- and photograph-confused and have read some very impressive research on this board from scottvez and many others. I need help with the identification of this soldier. It's a cabinet card taken in Kansas so I am guessing it's probably from the Spanish American War era instead of Civil War.
I've looked at hundreds of photos and can't identify the head gear insignia or the uniform. Also, is that just a watch fob on the vest or could it be a medal?
Any help would be appreciated.