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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. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: AL05162
Subjects: Presidents--United States; Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865--Death and burial; Assassinations
Places: Columbus (Ohio); Franklin County (Ohio)