This past week local artist Ramon “Jay” Castro crafted and donated a 27 inch bronze sculpture of Captain Abraham Lincoln to the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum.
The sculpture was created to remind people of the history of the Black Hawk War of 1832 which included citizen soldier Abraham Lincoln.
The not-for-profit project, sponsored by Stephenson County, hopes to place a 7 foot bronze sculpture of Captain Abraham Lincoln at the Black Hawk War Memorial located near Kent, Illinois, site of the 1882 Kellogg’s Grove Battle.
The sculpture would compliment the National History Plaque that was laid in 1969.
The sculpture will be on display at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library in honor of the project and local artist.
Donations for the project can be mailed to Captain Lincoln Sculpture, State Bank of Freeport, P.O. Box 778, Freeport, Illinois 61032.