I suspect this may be a US uniform, but I'm not 100% sure. http://emptynestancestry.com/2012/08/11/can-anyone-help-iden...
This gentleman is a French-Canadian and I suspect this photo dates around 1900. I can't even find anything similar in the US, so now I'm branding out hoping someone can help.
I'm thinking this could possibly be from the civil war - an north eastern state such as New York, Vermont, etc. I'm leaning toward Vermont because some of the mother's side were born and lived there and several more moved there later.
We also wonder about France - the overall appearance is somewhat reminiscent of French uniforms???
Any help would be greatly appreciate.