USS Free Lance (1898-1899), Gatling Gun Crew, 1899. Free Lance was on loan the U.S. Navy in May 1898 for the Spanish-American War and was employed off New York City. Detroit Publishing C

USS Free Lance (1898-1899), Gatling Gun Crew, 1898. Note the “Free Lance” bands on their flatcaps, the .45-70 rounds on their Mills belts, and the gun’s hopper which held 20 rounds. Detroit Publishing Company.

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