US Military Academy at West Point/1890 era uniform

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Rex wrote at 2014-09-22 18:39:03
The uniform shown is that of a Virginia Military Institute cadet, identifiable from the flat VMI button versus the "bullet ball" buttons of the Citadel, Pennsylvania Military Academy & College, and the collar trim design noted previously.  My estimation of the era is 1870 based on the 1860's sword pattern and kepi design.

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