Published on February 18, 2016

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Constructed in 1898, this stoic monument is a testimony to the men who fought for their homes as members of the Confederate army.

The statuesque sculpture of a Confederate sentry is believed to have been based off of the sculptor viewing a Confederate soldier standing guard at Thornton’s Gap during a snow storm.  To this day, Herbert Barbee’s depiction of what he saw that day at Thornton’s Gap still echoes the valor and hardships endured during the Civil War.




West Main Street
Luray, VA 22835