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.

Open:

Daylight

Address:

West Main Street
Luray, VA 22835