Indianapolis in Marion County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
The Lincoln Funeral Train
Assassinated President Abraham Lincoln's funeral was April 19, 1865 at the White House. The funeral train left for Springfield, Illinois April 21 directed by the military; stops en route allowed mourners to pay homage. In Richmond, Indiana, Governor Oliver P. Morton boarded; train reached Indianapolis, April 30, at 7:00 a.m. Buildings were draped in black.
In the rain, Lincoln's coffin was escorted along crowded streets lined with soldiers to old State House, located here. Reports say at least 50,000 people viewed Lincoln's open casket in the rotunda. Through streets lit by bonfires and torches, coffin was returned to Union Depot; train departed at 12:00 a.m. for Michigan City, last scheduled Indiana stop.
Erected 2009 by Indiana Historical Bureau and Indiana Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission. (Marker Number 49.2009.1.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers marker series.
Location. 39° 46.114′ N, 86° 9.7′ W. Marker is in Indianapolis, Indiana, in Marion County. Marker is on W. Washington Street. Touch for map. On the grounds of the State Capitol. Marker is in this post office area: Indianapolis IN 46204, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. State Capitol (a few steps from this marker); Oliver Perry Morton (within shouting distance of this marker); Civil War Arsenal 1861 - 1864 (within shouting distance of this marker); Thomas Andrews Hendricks (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Indiana State House (about 500 feet away); The National Road (about 600 feet away); 1907 Indiana Eugenics Law (about 700 feet away); Griffith Block (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Indianapolis.
More about this marker. Two sided marker.
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