"After the war, as the years passed and the numbers of veterans dwindled, memorial efforts increased around the nation, and many communities, north and south, erected monuments. In the former Confederate states especially, by the turn of the twentieth century, most county court squares featured such monuments, which often listed local units and the names of the men who died in the conflict.
Herbert Barbee (1848-1936), a son of noted sculptor William Randolph Barbee, crafted the monument, as well as Confederate memorials in Luray and Warrenton.Photos on the Civil War Trails sign show a "rack of arms" that once stood on top of the monument and two former members of Mosby's Rangers standing by the monument around 1900. This sign was dedicated in April 2011.
The Rappahannock County Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy commissioned the monument in 1900."
and Confederate Memorial in Romney
and Pictures of the Memorial in Warrenton
and Old News Article about Herbert Barbee.
|Washington, VA near the Court House|