About This Object
Follow the journey of the train that carried Abraham Lincoln’s body back from Washington, D.C., to Springfield, Illinois, for burial after his assassination in 1865. Millions of mourners gathered along the tracks to see the train pass. Massive displays were conducted in small towns and principal cities, where throngs lined the streets to pay tribute to the slain president. Newspaper accounts and images from the time detail what happened during each day of the thirteen-day journey.