The cost for the base of the statue was raised by local subscription. the bronze casting of Lincoln was shipped from Philadelphia and the granite for the lower part was shipped from Vermont. The Lincoln statue was sculpted by William Grandville Hastings, and English artist, who died in 1902 at the age of 34, before any of his statues were mounted. Captain Clinton collaborated with the artist in designing the monument.
Captain Clinton donated a similar statue, complete with the kneeling "Liberty" to the city of Cincinnati, Ohio. Two other castings of the sculpture were cast. Neither have the kneeling "Liberty". One is located in Jefferson, Iowa, and the fourth is in Sioux City, Iowa. These were donated by persons other than Captain Clinton.
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--Cite this story: The Bunker Hill IL Historical Society. "A Look Back in Bunker Hill History." Bunker Hill Gazette-News, August 30, 2012.