May 3, 1865: Lincoln Funeral Train Arrives in Springfield


Lincoln’s funeral train arrived in Springfield on May 3, 1865.  His body lay in state at the Capitol as some 75,000 mourners filed past the casket.  Hundreds of people gathered around Lincoln’s house where his horse, “Old Bob”, and his dog, “Fido”, had been brought back for the day.  His burial would be conducted the next day. (more…)

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