It seems all nine men in this photograph were ministers or chaplains, with Dr. Rev. Isaac W. K. Handy serving as their inspiration. Capt. W. Corby Shane was a seminary student in Prince Edward County, Va. Both Rev. Isaac W. K. Handy and Capt. W. F. Gordon were considered political prisoners for speaking out against the Government. Capt. John H. Dye from Arkansas must have also been considered a trouble maker for in his time as a POW he was moved to about 5 different prisoner of war camps. After the war Dye was a M.E. minister back in Arkansas, he also served as minister and caretaker to the students of the Arkansas School for the Blind in Little Rock during the late 1890's.