DATE DEDICATED - July 21, 1898 (to coincide with 1st Manassas)

 

MAIN INSCRIPTION -       Front:

                                                Bas relief of R. E. Lee

 

                                                Right:

                                                Glory Crowned

                                                1861 - 1865

 

                                                Back:

                                                To the heroes

                                                Both private and chief. Of the

                                                Southern Confederacy

                                                Is this tribute

                                                Affectionately inscribed.

 

 

                                                Left:

                                                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.

                                                                                                Ryan

 

 

MATERIALS - Base is limestone.  Marble (from Loudoun County) and granite.

 

HEIGHT -  30'

 

DESCRIPTION/COMMENTS - 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