The monument stands approximately 15 feet in height and consists of a sculpture of a Confederate soldier at rest atop a granite shaft. The monument also includes inscriptions, a depiction of a Confederate flag, and a cameo of General Pender. Three ascending steps form the base of the statue.
Walter Clark at age 14 became the youngest Major in the Confederate Army. During the era of monument building in the early decades of the 20th century Clark became one of the most sought out monument dedication orators. He delivered at least six such speeches, three of which have survived. He was considered the states preeminent Civil War historian. He edited the five-volume Histories of the Several Regiments and Battalions from North Carolina in the Great War 1861-’65published in 1901 chaired the 1904 North Carolina Literary and Historical Association Committee that produced Five Points in the Record of North Carolina in the Great War of 1861-5.