Washington Light Infantry Marksmanship Medal, 1905

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Title

Washington Light Infantry Marksmanship Medal, 1905

Description

The Washington Light Infantry gave out several awards annually to Citadel cadets. Per the 1936-37 Palmetto: "For those Cadets who are interested in small bore marksmanship there is a chance of gaining recognition of their skill with the .22 rifle in the Washington Light Infantry Match held in May of each year. A trophy is awarded to the organization whose team makes the highest score in the match. Silver medals are presented to members of the winning team, and to the individual high scorer is awarded a gold medal. All awards are made by the Washington Light Infantry."

This gold medal is composed of a medallion with the initials "WLI" engraved in the center surrounded by the words "First Prize 1905" and "1807" below. Below the medallion a gold bar is engraved with the words "Value & Virtue." Above the medallion is an eagle atop two crossed rifles. The medal is suspended from a gold top bar engraved with the name "J. F. O'Mara." J. F. O'Mara was a member of the Class of 1904 and the winner of the award.

Publisher

The Citadel Archives and Museum

Date

Rights

Materials in The Citadel Archives & Museum Digital Collections are intended for educational and research use. The user assumes all responsibility for identifying and satisfying any claimants of copyright. For more information contact The Citadel Archives & Museum, The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina, 29409.

Format

image/jpeg

Language

English

Type

Physical Object

Identifier

https://citadeldigitalarchives.omeka.net/items/show/1552

Coverage

Charleston (S. C.)

Original Format

Metal

Physical Dimensions

3.7 x 7.6 cm

Citation

“Washington Light Infantry Marksmanship Medal, 1905,” The Citadel Archives Digital Collections, accessed June 16, 2024, https://citadeldigitalarchives.omeka.net/items/show/1552.