- Funeral Procession
Abraham Lincoln: An Extraordinary Life
A Funeral Procession 1,700 Miles Long (page 1 of 2)
Newspapers publicized the train’s schedule so that citizens could pay their last respects as it passed. In ten cities, Lincoln’s casket was removed from the train for elaborate memorial services and public viewings. On May 3, 1865, the train reached its final destination. The following day Lincoln’s body was placed in its tomb.
Gift of the Lake County Historical Society, 1962
Map of the funeral train’s route
Bequest of Helen Leale Harper, Dr Charles Leale’s granddaughter, 2006
Print published by Currier and Ives, 1865