Photograph from Apr. 29, 1865

Abraham Lincoln funeral car

  • Full Title

    Abraham Lincoln funeral car

  • Description

    Carte de visite of the train car that carried the body of Abraham Lincoln from Washington, D.C., to Springfield, Illinois, in April 1865. The funeral train generally followed the route that Lincoln took when he traveled to Washington as President-elect in 1861. On Saturday, April 29, 1865, Lincoln's funeral train arrived in Columbus at 7:30 A.M. Lincoln's casket was taken to the Ohio Statehouse where he laid in state in the rotunda. The Statehouse was draped in black crepe for the occasion. Thousands of visitors came throughout the day to honor the fallen President.

  • Source

    Ohio History Connection

  • Rights

    Use of this item for research, teaching, and private study is permitted with proper citation and attribution, as Courtesy of the Ohio History Connection, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Collection . Reproduction of this item for publication, broadcast, or commercial use requires written permission. For permission, please see this web page.

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    Baldwin, A. S. . "Abraham Lincoln funeral car". Remembering Lincoln. Web. Accessed August 23, 2019. https://rememberinglincoln.fords.org/node/266