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The sesquicentennial of Abraham Lincoln’s funeral

Posted on June 1, 2015 at 7:46 am

President Abraham Lincoln died at 7:22 a.m., Saturday, April 15, 1865 in Washington, D.C. The nation mourned. His embalmed body was carried by train across the North, stopping at 11 cities for grand processions and funerals before arriving in Springfield, Illinois for his burial. Thousands poured into Springfield...
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