Photograph from Apr. 29, 1865

Ohio Statehouse during Lincoln's memorial

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    Ohio Statehouse during Lincoln's memorial

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    People waiting in line on the grounds of the Ohio Statehouse to pay their respects to President Abraham Lincoln, Columbus, Ohio, April 29, 1865. Lincoln's body began the trip from Washington D. C. back to his hometown of Springfield, Illinois, on April 21, 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, the 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.

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    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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    Witt, M. . "Ohio Statehouse during Lincoln's memorial". Remembering Lincoln. Web. Accessed June 21, 2024.