The Lincoln Inaugural Train of 1861
and
The Lincoln Funeral Train of 1865

The story of the two most important trains in United States Presidential History.

Time Frame of The Funeral Train Journey

FROM THE 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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