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I believe this photo is post Civil War, perhaps the Spanish American War era, but I am not sure. I have an original paper photo, 8 x 10, mounted on board.
The insignia show "USV" and "60". The officers and enlisted men are wearing the same medal, which I do not recognize. There are other interesting patches and, medals and belt buckles. The only close match I can find might indicate 7th or 8th Cavalry or First Infantry USV from 1864-1866.
An elderly client brought the photo into my custom framing business and never returned.
I would be interested in learning more from those with more military knowledge. I have it beautifully framed and get many questions and compliments. View full size.