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Mark Weber wrote at 2013-01-03 16:14:22
This man is a Russian officer. NOT US.

Mark Weber, Curator US Navy Memorial

Dennis wrote at 2013-01-15 12:09:49

I believe that this man is wearing an Imperial Russian uniform. You can see the double headed eagle in the breast badge to the left. Collar badges are a type I have seen on Russian photos.

This man is not American military. Everyonein a government position in Russia wore a uniform. I have always assumed this is a uniformed public servant  and not military.

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I can answer just about any question on early American History. My specialties are the American Revolution through the Civil War/Reconstruction. I also have greater expertise in matters relating to military, political or legal history.


I have lectured at George Washington University regarding the Civil War, as well as several elementary school Civil War demonstrations. I was also a member of a Civil War reenactment group for about 10 years.


J.D. University of Michigan B.A. George Washington University

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