The Warren Record looked forward to the monument's 1913 dedication ceremony as sure to be an occasion of great joy. The ceremony featured a parade and brought in soldiers and veterans, children and Boy Scouts, and prominent North Carolina figures like former governor Robert Glenn, who gave a speech. As Douglas Butler writes, the festivities were meant to celebrate both the Confederacy and the institutions and ideas of the antebellum South.
The monument's inscription reads:
ERECTED TO THE CONFEDERATE SOLDIERS OF WARREN COUNTY, 1861-1865 / NO BRAVER BLED / FOR BETTER LAND / NOR BETTER LAND / HAD CAUSE SO GRAND / LORD GOD OF HOSTS / BE WITH US YET. / LEST WE FORGET! / LEST WE FORGET! / OUR HEROES (source: Commemorative Landscapes)