The Lincoln Funeral Train
Assassinated President Abraham Lincolnís funeral was April 19, 1865 at the White House. The funeral train left for Springfield, Illinois April 21 directed by military; stops en route allowed the public to pay homage. From Indianapolis, train passed mourners lighted by bonfires and torches along the way; arrived in Michigan City by 8:35 a.m., May 1.
Residents decorated depot north of here with memorial arches adorned with roses, evergreens, flags, and images of Lincoln. Train stopped to switch engines and to allow dignitaries from Illinois and Indiana to board. Sixteen women entered funeral car to place flowers on casket. Train left for Chicago on Michigan Central Railroad; track was lined with mourners.
Erected 2010 by Indiana Historical Bureau and Indiana Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission. (Marker Number 46.2010.1.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers marker series.
Location. 41° 43.201′ N, 86° 54.147′ W. Marker is in Michigan City, Indiana, in LaPorte County. Marker is at the intersection of E. Michigan Blvd. (U.S. 12) and Pine Street on E. Michigan Blvd.. Click for map. Marker
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Michigan City Civil War Memorial (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Michigan Road (about 600 feet away); First Log Cabin in Michigan City (approx. 0.2 miles away); Michigan City Lighthouse (approx. 0.3 miles away); Michigan City Spanish War Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Michigan City GAR Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Michigan City Civil War Monument (approx. 0.3 miles away); Michigan City World War I Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Michigan City.
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