This monument features a large bronze bas-relief portrait tablet of Confederate General Robert E. Lee for whom Lee County was named. The bas-relief is attached to a free standing red brick wall like structure almost 11 feet wide and 7 feet tall including two flanking support columns. White brick tops the structure and outline the bronze plaques. A history of Lee’s life appears on the bronze plaque attached to the back of the wall.
The sculptor, Gary Casteel, is known for his General James Longstreet equestrian erected in the Gettysburg National Military Park. The National Civil War Memorial Commission has chosen Casteel to create a memorial in stone and bronze, depicting the complete four year struggle.