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Funeral Car

  • Full Title

    Funeral Car

  • Description

    The funeral train—or cortege, as it was called—left Washington, D.C. on April 21, taking a circuitous route through 15 states and some 180 towns and cities, including New York, Cleveland, and Indianapolis. With the exception of the president’s car, which carried Lincoln’s body, the others changed frequently as the train moved from one railroad line to the other. The president’s car was built at the Military Railroad System shop in Alexandria, Virginia

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    Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike (CC-BY-NC-SA)

  • Cite this Item

    Unknown. "Funeral Car". Remembering Lincoln. Web. Accessed September 19, 2019. https://rememberinglincoln.fords.org/node/718