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Victory Has Been Archived
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The family of Anna and Donald R. Kraft has donated all of the funds needed to recreate the "Victory" Statue.
The Kraft family has selected Vincent Tolpo and well known local artist to recreate "Victory".
Contracts with the Artist and Art Casting of Illinois to reproduce "Victory" with a planned unveiling on Sept. 4th 2015 have been executed.