Photo #: NH 54207
USS Enterprise (1877-1909)
"Rally on the Flag": Sailors and Marines in close combat drill with small arms, probably while the ship was at the New York Navy Yard, circa spring 1890.
Photographed by E.H. Hart, New York City.
Rifles are "trap-door Springfield" types. Some Sailors are wearing double row loop cartridge belts.
Note the "bodies" on the deck, and the landing force ammunition caisson in the lower right.
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.
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3 December 2004