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The Lincoln Funeral Train

Stealing Lincoln's Body The Final Journey and National Funeral

for

Abraham Lincoln 

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Here is an extraordinary historic narrative recounting the thirteen day National Funeral Journey for Abraham Lincoln. This is the story of the nation's first national funeral, retracing the Lincoln Funeral Train from Washington, D. C. to Springfield, Illinois, 1,700 miles. Millions of mourners gathered along the margins of the railroad tracks. In raw, cold, chilly winds, and rain, in the dark of night, millions of people witnessed the Lincoln Funeral Train.

Laced with 143 photos, maps and illustrations this is a revealing story of the funeral cortege passing through endless miles of mourners, making unplanned stops for brief memorials. Citizens placed wreaths on the coffin, sung dirges, hymns, decorated memorial arches and made other public gestures of sorrow. An overwhelming manifestation of public grief showed popular appreciation for the President.

Each chapter covers one day of the journey and proceedings at each of the eleven planned memorial services conducted en route. Elaborate preparations and massive processional displays were conducted at the principal cities of Baltimore, Harrisburg, Philadelphia, New York City, Albany, Buffalo, Cleveland, Columbus, Indianapolis, Chicago and burial at Springfield, Illinois. Citizens seeking a glimpse of the slain president came in throngs and filled miles of city streets. Near riots ensued at some locations in the effort to honor the remains.

The overwhelming response of a nation during the sorrowful journey stands among extraordinary observances of the death of a Statesman. These momentous events form one of the most intensely impressive chapters of American history.

CLICK ON THE LINK FOR AN ANIMATED MAP OF THE FUNERAL TRAIN ROUTE   MAP LINK

 

 

The cover painting from THE LINCOLN FUNERAL TRAIN depicts a scene along the railroad as crowds stand in respect of the the slain president. Water color painting by Scott D. Trostel  

The painting of the UNITED STATES, the presidential funeral car used to carry the body of Abraham Lincoln from Washington D.C. to Springfield, Illinois in April and May 1865.  Water color painting by Scott D. Trostel

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This book is one of the first to cover new and unexplored history of Abraham Lincoln. It is a fascinating recounting of the 1,700 mile journey and national funeral for Abraham Lincoln in 1865. Conducted over the railroads, this text details preparations, the eleven national funerals en route, and many trackside ceremonies. The logistics included passage over 22 railroads and two street railways involving 42 locomotives, approximately 80 pieces of passenger equipment and ferry moves.

 

SAMPLE PAGES . . .

TABLE OF CONTENTS

THE EVENTS OF APRIL 14 and 15, 1865

PLANNING THE FUNERAL TRAIN and THE UNITED STATES MILITARY RAILROADS

Putting the Plans Together, General Rules and Regulations for Operation of the trains, General Arrangement of the Funeral Train, The Veteran Reserve Guard of Escort, The Presidential Railroad Car "United States", Officers Car - The Directors car of the Philadelphia, Wilmington and Baltimore Railroad, April 19, 1865, The Early Hours of April 21, Decorations of Mourning to the Train, Recurring Themes and Expressions of Mourning,

Route Map of The Abraham Lincoln Funeral Train, Schedule of the Funeral Train Route, The Funeral Escort out of Washington D.C.,

Interior View of the Railroad Car Conveying the Remains of President Lincoln

 

WASHINGTON - BALTIMORE - HARRISBURG

APRIL 21, 1865, Map - Maryland, Map - Washington, D.C. to Baltimore, Maryland, Map - Washington, D. C., Washington D.C. to Baltimore,

Map - Baltimore, Maryland, Baltimore Memorials, Map - Baltimore, Maryland to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Baltimore to Harrisburg, Arrival at Harrisburg, Map - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Official Schedule of Procession at Harrisburg, Scene at the Capitol, Map - Pennsylvania

 

HARRISBURG - PHILADELPHIA

APRIL 22, 1865, Departing Harrisburg, Map - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, The Train at Philadelphia, Public Visitation at Philadelphia

 

PHILADELPHIA - NEW YORK

APRIL 24, 1865, Map - New Jersey, Departing Kensington Station,  New Brunswick Locomotive Change, The Hudson River Ferry Move

 

NEW YORK - ALBANY

APRIL 25, 1865, Map - New York City, Masses Mourn in New York City, Departing From New York City,  Special Timetable - New York City to Albany, New York, Elaborate Public Displays of Mourning Heighten, The Scene at West Point, The Poughkeepsie Dinner Stop, Arriving at Albany, Map - Empty Train Move at Albany, New York, Albany Memorials, Map - Albany, New York, Preparing to Depart Albany, Map - New York

 

ALBANY - SYRACUSE - BUFFALO

APRIL 26-27, 1865, The Ribbon of Flames, Special Timetable - Albany to Syracuse, New York,  Special Timetable - Syracuse to Buffalo, New York,  The St. Johnsville Meal Stop, "Old Saratoga" sounds at Utica, The Syracuse Stop, A Strange Telegraph Message from Syracuse, The Dean Richmond Pulls the Train, Batavia Stop at Daybreak, Arrival at Buffalo, Reception Arrangements,  The Crowd is Admitted, A Schedule Change,

Map - Buffalo

 

BUFFALO - ERIE - CLEVELAND

APRIL 27-28, 1865, The Erie, Pennsylvania Situation, Entering Ohio,  Special Timetable - Erie, Pennsylvania to Cleveland, Ohio, Preparations at Cleveland,  Mourners Journey to Cleveland, The Public is Admitted, The Florals,  The Formal Invitation on the Part of Chicago

 

CLEVELAND - COLUMBUS

APRIL 28-29, 1865, Map - Cleveland, Special Timetable - Cleveland to Columbus, Ohio, At the Crossing, The New Route,  The Columbus Memorial, Map - Ohio

 

COLUMBUS - RICHMOND - INDIANAPOLIS

APRIL 29-30, 1865, The Alternate Route,  Map - Columbus, Passage via the Columbus and Indianapolis Central Railway, "The Great Central Railway" into Indiana, Departure from Columbus,  A Dilemma at Piqua, Through the Chilly Night, The Train Enters Indiana, Map - Indiana, Cambridge City Stops, Map - Richmond, Indiana, A Small Trackside Ceremony

 

INDIANAPOLIS

APRIL 30, 1865, Map - Indianapolis, Indianapolis Memorials, The Indianapolis Street Railway Display, The Unique Train Operations, Rules and Regulations

 

INDIANAPOLIS - MICHIGAN CITY - CHICAGO

MAY 1, 1865, Special Timetable - Indianapolis to Chicago, Illinois, LaFayette, Indiana, Breakfast at Michigan City, Map - Route In and Out of Chicago, Chicago Preparations, The Chicago Funeral Obsequies for Abraham Lincoln, Map - Chicago, The Train at Chicago

 

CHICAGO - BLOOMINGTON - SPRINGFIELD

MAY 2 - 3, 1865, Departing Chicago, A Minor Incident, Elegant Accommodations for the Guests, Map - Illinois, Preparing For the Final Miles,

Special Timetable - Chicago - Springfield, Map - Springfield, Springfield is Reached, Preparations at Springfield, The Public is Admitted, Mourners Journey to Springfield, Mr. Lincoln’s Home

 

A LONG JOURNEYS' END

MAY 4, 1865, The Masses Depart

 

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• 224 pages • 25 maps • Photographs • Illustrations • Historical text • Soft cover • Bibliography and index 978-0-925436-21-4  $34.95 

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