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Commemorating Passage of the Lincoln Funeral Train

 
 
Lincolnís Funeral Car “United States” Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, August 22, 2017
1. Lincolnís Funeral Car “United States” Marker
Inscription.  
1809 Lincolnís Funeral Car “United States” 1865

On its 13 day journey, carrying the body of Pres. Abraham Lincoln to Springfield, Ill.

In New Madison, hundreds of mourners stood in the rain expressing reverent respect as the nine car funeral train slowly passed by on that pre-dawn morning of April 30, 1865
 
Erected 2017 by Darke County Visitors Bureau, Kiwanis Club of New Madison & Local Donors.
 
Location. 39° 58.025′ N, 84° 42.641′ W. Marker is in New Madison, Ohio, in Darke County. Marker is at the intersection of South Main Street (Ohio Route 121) and West Wayne Street (Ohio Route 726), on the left when traveling north on South Main Street. Marker is in front of New Madison Public Library. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 142 S Main St, New Madison OH 45346, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fort Black (approx. ľ mile away); New Madison American Legion Monument (approx. ľ mile away); Greenmound Veterans Memorial #1 (approx. 0.4
Lincolnís Funeral Car “United States” Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, August 22, 2017
2. Lincolnís Funeral Car “United States” Marker
full view of marker, from street
miles away); Greenmound Veterans Monument #3 (approx. 0.4 miles away); Greenmound Veterans Monument #2 (approx. 0.4 miles away); William Graham (approx. 3.3 miles away); Samuel McClure (approx. 3.9 miles away); Sgt William Brodrick (approx. 3.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Madison.
 
Additional keywords. Abraham Lincoln
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesRailroads & StreetcarsWar, US Civil
 
Lincolnís Funeral Car “United States” Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, August 22, 2017
3. Lincolnís Funeral Car “United States” Marker
marker can be seen at a distance, from across the street
Lincolnís Funeral Car “United States” Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, August 22, 2017
4. Lincolnís Funeral Car “United States” Marker
detail of artwork on marker
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on August 23, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 22, 2017, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 150 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 22, 2017, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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