GOING BACK HOME ON THIS DAY IN 1865

lincoln train sign 
Historical marker on the South lawn, Indiana State House at Indianapolis.

Lincoln-in-coffin

Lincoln’s body (above) departed Washington in a nine-car funeral train. The 1,700-
mile trip back to Illinois was essentially over the same tracks that carried the then 
President- elect east in 1861. Cities along the route that hold funeral processions 
included Philadelphia, New York City, Buffalo, Cleveland, and Chicago. 

 

funeral train 1
The locomotive Nashville of the Cleveland, Columbus & Cincinnati Railroad pulled the Lincoln funeral train.

lincoln funeral car

funeral train

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