Mingo Flats Rd., Valley Head

Inscription Reads:
To the memory of the Confederate soldiers of Randolph County and vicinity.
This includes all soldiers who died on Valley Mountain in 1861 while Gen. Lee was encamped there.

The monument, which was initially unveiled July 23, 1913 and sits atop Valley Mountain, commemorates the soldiers in General Robert E. Lee’s army that were encamped on Valley Mountain for 30 days during the Civil War. According to Travelling 219: the Mingo Confederate statue is often referred to as the Robert E. Lee statue, but that this is a misconception. The statue represents a Confederate soldier of ordinary rank, like so many of those who were guarding the area for long periods of time while being cut off from food.

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