Unknown - portrait of a Brigadier-General

This miniature portrait is unusual in that it is three-quarter length, most portraits are head or bust only. An authority on American uniforms has suggested that it is most likely a state militia uniform. The uniform appears to have eight equally spaced buttons on each side which normally designates the rank of Brigadier-General.
The officer is wearing a medal ribbon on his chest. It is hard to tell exactly what colours the ribbon is, but it appears to be green in the centre with dull red or purple on either side. 1176

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