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circa 1905 uniform identification. U.S. Marines?


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#1 Maggie2

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Posted 21 November 2016 - 01:17 PM

This photo is dated 1905.  The man on the left has an "M" on his hat.  I'm uncertain about what type of uniforms these are.  Any help?

 

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#2 Linedoggie

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Posted 21 November 2016 - 01:56 PM

"Mike" Company, 3rd battalion of a regiment



#3 world war I nerd

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Posted 21 November 2016 - 05:32 PM

Those are U.S. Army uniforms as the enlisted Marines were never authorized to wear hat cords.

 

Nice early Army photo ...



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Posted 21 November 2016 - 05:45 PM

Yep model 1883 two pocket three quarter placket blue flannel shirt worn by many in the Span Am war and likely the snowflake vent campiagn hat. I agree army unit. Kevin

#5 Maggie2

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Posted 22 November 2016 - 10:11 AM

thanks to the wonderful historians who provided information!




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