General Ion Dragalina is among the large number of heroes who gave their lives for the unity of the nation during the 1916-1918 war. While inspecting the troops, he was seriously wounded on October 12, 1916 near Lainici and despite all the care of the doctors, the wound he received would cause his death on November 6, 1918 in a hospital in Bucharest.

The monument was erected in 1927, inaugurated on October 12, in memory of the general who fell near Lainici, on the left bank of the Jiu, in the place where he was wounded.

The monument reminds the traveler of the battle fought by the Romanian troops in 1916 under the command of General Dragalina to defend the gorge against the attack of the German armies. It consists of a white marble cross placed on a cement plinth.