DEDICATED - July 21, 1898 (to coincide with 1st Manassas)
MAIN INSCRIPTION -
Bas relief of R. E. Lee
1861 - 1865
To the heroes
Both private and chief. Of the
Is this tribute
Would it not be a blame for us
If their memories part
From our land & heart.
And a wrong to them and a shame for us?
The glories they won shall not wane for us
In legend & lay
Our heroes in gray
Shall forever live over again for us.
MATERIALS - Base is
limestone. Marble (from Loudoun
County) and granite.
HEIGHT - 30'
Sculptor was Herbert Barbee who was a native of Luray.
Stone fence represents Stonewall Jackson.
Worn shoes reveal sockless feet. Rifle
has been broken but repaired, neither date known.
PHOTO - September 5, 2002