Roughly half of the gentlemen pictured in this image have buildings named after them on campus:
Left to right, front row: Charles C. Thach, professor of English and Political Economy [later President]; General James H. Lane, professor of civil engineering and drawing; Otis D. Smith, professor of mathematics and later acting president; President William LeRoy Broun, president and professor of physics and astronomy; Patrick H. Mell, professor of botany and geology, and later second director of the Agricultural Experiment Station; Colonel Alexander Bondurant, professor of agriculture; Charles A. Cary, professor of physiology and veterinary medicine, and later dean of veterinary medicine.
Left to right, middle row: J.M. Stedman, professor of biology; John Jenkins Wilmore, professor of mechanical engineering, and later dean of engineering and mines; Charles H. Ross, professor of modern languages and English; George Petrie, head professor of history, and later dean of the academic faculty and of the graduate school.
Left to right, back row: Anthony Foster McKissick, professor of electrical engineering; Bennett Battle Ross, professor of chemistry, and later dean of agricultural sciences, chemistry and pharmacy; Colonel John H. Wills, commandant and professor of military science and tactics.