Honored In Their Generation
Confederate Monument, ca. 1900
During the Civil War, military units were recruited locally, and neighbors, friends, and relatives fought and died side-by-side. Almost 1,200 of the approximately 6,000 white male residents of Rappahannock County in 1860 served in thee Confederate army, and at least 115 of these men died during the war.
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 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. The Rappahannock County Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy commissioned the monument in 1900. The exact dates of its construction and dedication are unknown.
Erected by Virginia Civil War Trails.
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Location. 38° 42.708′ N, 78° 9.564′ W. Marker is in Washington, Virginia, in Rappahannock County. Marker is on Gay Street 0.1 miles north of Porter Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 290 Gay St, Washington VA 22747, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Confederate Monument (a few steps from this marker); The Town of Washington, Virginia (within shouting distance of this marker); Kitty Payne (within shouting distance of this marker); Historic Stone Marker (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Maples (approx. 0.2 miles away); Washington, Virginia (approx. ¼ mile away); Washington Graded School (approx. 0.3 miles away); Ellerslie (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Washington.
1. About the United Daughters of the Confederacy
The United Daughters of the Confederacy, the hereditary organization who funded the memorial, espouses Neo-Confederate ideology including a history of White Supremacist activity.
Credits. This page was last revised on April 18, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 18, 2021. This page has been viewed 39 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 18, 2021.