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I have been searching google images, tried a reverse search and found nothing. I have looked on many sites and cannot identify the service. I do know he has 9 buttons on his coat, 3 on the cuffs, red under the gold on the collar but I cannot find anything about the hat with the white pom pom. I am thinking he may be before 1815. There is a name on the back burned into the wood frame John/Joan R Byrne and this series co 4.26 or zg.9228 . There is also writing I cannot make out but it appears to be a name Hxxxxxx Hxxxxxxxxx and then grandfather.

Is he from the United States or could he possibly be from England? I am leaning towards a US Naval officer.

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    Are you sure that the mysterious name (Hxxxxxx Hxxxxxxxxx) isn't Horatio Hornblower - a fictitious Royal Navy officer by C.S.Forester. The letter count matches. – Pieter Geerkens Mar 22 at 21:54
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    It might help a lot if you could tell us everything you know about this picture. Where did you find it, and what do you know/suspect about it and its subject? – T.E.D. Mar 22 at 22:10
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    It may also help if you edit your question to include a picture of the back of the frame. People here may have more experience reading the writing. – sempaiscuba Mar 22 at 22:57
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    I hope this helps. – cobrakittentn Mar 24 at 0:23
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    Why US or British as possible places he served? What country is the picture from? Most of Europe had uniforms similar to this, the name Hilbert (if his name) was used in several countries including the UK and Germanic countries. – Daniel Mar 24 at 10:55

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