Thursday, August 18, 2011

The Band is Here! USS New York Musicians Heading Out to Sea

While coxswains hold their steam launches fast to the dock, U.S. Marine Corps musicians from the armored cruiser USS New York (ACR-2) carefully board them near the Chamberlain Hotel (on the northeastern shore of Hampton Roads, next to Fort Monroe), 1893 Notice that musicians are wearing a "Pickelhelm" style cover and grey coats. Also notice the script "NY" on the launches indicating that they belong to New York.

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