Albany in Albany County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
President Abraham Lincoln's funeral train arrived in Albany, N.Y. on April 25, 1865. Lincoln laid in state at the old State House where mourners passed by for about 12 hours the next day. It is estimated that 50,000 people stood in line to pay their respects to the slain president. The line of mourners extended from the old State House, located just in front of the current Capitol, all the way down to Broadway.
At 2:00 p.m., six white horses carrying the president's hearse led a procession of dignitaries, citizens, and bands. Bells tolled as the parade of mourners escorted the hearse to the train station on Broadway.
Erected 2007 by New York State Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission and Heritage New York.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Animals Roads & Vehicles • War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #16 Abraham Lincoln series list. A significant historical month for this entry is April 1858.
Location. 42° 39.243′ N, 73° 44.891′ W. Marker is in Albany, New York, in Albany County. This marker can not be seen from the road as it is located in Quackenbush Square, outside the Albany Heritage Area Visitors Center which is located at the corner of Clinton Ave. and Broadway in downtown Albany. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Albany NY 12207, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Albany Pump Station (within shouting distance of this marker); Patroon Street (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Herman Melville (about 600 feet away); First Church in Albany (Reformed) (about 600 feet away); United Traction Company Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); B. Lodge & Company (approx. 0.2 miles away); Railroads (approx. 0.2 miles away); Union Station (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Albany.
Also see . . .
1. Albany Heritage Area Visitors Center. (Submitted on February 6, 2008, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.)
2. "Lincoln's Final Journey". (Submitted on May 17, 2011.)
3. President Abraham Lincoln Funeral Honor Guard ::. “An Honor Guard accompanied Lincoln's coffin to Springfield, Illinoirs. This is a list of the Veterans Reserve Corps members. These men were the only ones allowed to move the coffin from place to place during the long funeral journey.” (Submitted on February 27, 2012.)
Additional keywords. Slain Fallen President Abraham Lincoln Mourned Albany New York State
Credits. This page was last revised on November 25, 2019. It was originally submitted on February 6, 2008, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. This page has been viewed 2,434 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on February 6, 2008, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 16, 2018, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. 5, 6. submitted on February 6, 2008, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.