Civil War Monument Fund
The “Victory” statue has a projected replacement cost of $51,000. The program will involve the creation of a 13-inch model. Once approved the 13-foot statue would be created. The overall time to complete “Victory” is one year.
Do to the fact
that “Victory” is a single compound project no contract for her construction will be executed until the repair of the Soldiers Monument
is funded. If a donor or donors come forward to fund “Victory” her recreation could begin sooner.
If you or your organization
is interested in funding the recreation and return of “Victory” please contact the Civil War Monument Fund Chairman at 815-235-4569
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.
We will return “Victory" to her pedestal.