|Replica of the train the transported Lincoln|
The interesting history of this train and it's long journey were originally published by the HISTORY CHANNEL and posted below.
|Replica of the train that transported Lincoln's body|
The train carrying Lincoln’s body traveled through 180 cities and seven states on its way to Lincoln’s home state of Illinois. Scheduled stops for the special funeral train were published in newspapers.
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THE STOPS ALONG THE WAY - At each stop, Lincoln’s coffin was taken off the train, placed on an elaborately decorated horse-drawn hearse and led by solemn processions to a public building for viewing. In cities as large as Columbus, Ohio, and as small as Herkimer, New York, thousands of mourners flocked to pay tribute to the slain president. In Philadelphia, Lincoln’s body lay in state on in the east wing of Independence Hall, the same site where the Declaration of Independence was signed. Newspapers reported that people had to wait more than five hours to pass by the president’s coffin in some cities.
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HOW MANY WENT ON THE TRAIN RIDE? - According to the History Channel, about 300 people accompanied Lincoln’s body on the 1,654-mile journey, including his eldest son Robert.
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|Rob and Jeff|
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FOR MORE INFO FROM THE HISTORY CHANNEL WEBSITE: http://www.history.com/topics/president-lincolns-funeral-train
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