Abraham Lincoln funeral train ivy
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The funeral train called "The Lincoln Special" carried Lincoln's body from Washington, D.C. to his hometown of Springfield, Illinois. The train travelled from April 21 to May 3, 1865 and stopped in major cities along the way for citizens to mourn and pay their respects, arriving in Indianapolis, Indiana on April 30, 1865. The casket was borne by procession to the Indiana Statehouse where the president laid in state in the Rotunda bedecked in evergreens and black and white fabrics. 100,000 mourners of all ages paid their respects throughout the day until 10 p.m. when the casket began the trek back to the train, which departed at 1:00 a.m. to continue its journey west.
IndyStar, . Accessed May 21, 2021. https://www.indystar.com/story/news/history/retroindy/2018/04/30/newspapers-accounts-day-lincolns-funeral-train-passed-through-indiana/563913002.
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