City of Ottawa, Illinois

Government

Civil War Monument

Goddess of Liberty - Civil War  Monument

For 133 years, the Goddess of Liberty statue has stood proudly atop the Civil War Soldiers Monument in Washington Square.

The monument pays homage to LaSalle County Civil War Veterans and is the only tombstone for many of those who lost their lives in the Civil War.

Time has not been kind to the Goddess of Liberty and the years have worn the white marble statue to an unidentifiable state. And, like old soldiers, the engraved names of over 800 fallen soldiers have faded away...

The monument was originally paid for by LaSalle County residents through a Monument Fund. The Goddess of Liberty Monument Committee will be following in the footsteps of their forefathers in the launch of a Citizens Call to Action Campaign for the monument’s restoration.

Donations will fund the statue’s replacement, installation of bronze plaques to permanently recognize the fallen and the construction of a small landscaped plaza around the memorial.

Answer the Call Today!

Send your contribution to:
The Goddess of Liberty Monument Fund
301 West Madison Street
Ottawa, Illinois 61350

Download Brochure - Tear off mail-in form inside.