Civil War Monument Fund
The statue known as Victory was in the beginning called Goddess of Liberty". She stood 13 foot tall and was made of
Terracotta. She weighed in at over 2400 lbs. And her pedestal was over 80 feet above the street.
When Victory was created she was the largest statue of her kind in the world. She was fired in 3 pieces and her placement
atop the Soldiers Monument was completed on Wed Sept 13, 1870.
On a stormy night in Oct. of 1960 Victory was struck by lightening and beheaded. Little is know of her disposition but
today a lone lightening rod replaces her.
Victory Has Been Archived
On April 8th 2014 Mr. Don Kraft Chairman of the Civil War Monument Fund deposited a check for $51,000 from an anonyms area
family for the return of "Victory".
The Civil War Monument Fund has promoted the adoption of this program from its beginning
and can now proudly announce the fulfillment of this effort.
At a later date the family will be properly recognized for there
generosity and patriotism.
The Civil War Monument Fund has begun the process of biding the recreation of this historic statue
and will accept proposals from as many artists as wish to participate.