Below is the entire photo roster of Cadets at Chatham Artillery. Looks like it is the freshman class, for there are many privates in the group. Under each photo there is a name, unfortunately some are blurred and could not be made out. Some of the students have medals and I will try to do closeup of them. I made a chart that shows the names that I could make out and the position on the cabinet card. This cabinet card measures 7 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches. It looks as if it had a matting glued to it, fortunately none of the images or names were damaged. The very last photo shows a note that was with image. It relays an encounter in 1979 when the author of the note was viewing the Washington guns. James Small a Negro male, age 78 told a story of………….(read story at very end)
This image below is of the top right section:
This image below is the bottom left:
Below is a closeup of the bottom right section of cabinet card:
Below a wider view of the bottom right section:
This is an image of Pvt. Joe Gallagher, he is the first one on second row of cadets. Maybe someone can tell by looking at it tell what the medal was given for.
This is cadet Sgt. A. L. Chapeau wearing a nice medal
Here are closeup of Pvt. Joe Gallagher and Cpl H. L. Kayton, both at the beginning of the second row.