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 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.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & Politics • Railroads & Streetcars.
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.. Marker is located in front of the Michigan City City Hall. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 E Michigan Blvd, Michigan City IN 46360, United States of America. Touch for directions.
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); Charles R. Westcott (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Log Cabin in Michigan City (approx. 0.2 miles away); Naomi Anderson (approx. ¼ mile away); Millennium Plaza (approx. ¼ mile away); Washington Park Historic District (approx. ¼ mile away); Roger J. McKee Memorial Fountain (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Michigan City.
Credits. This page was last revised on August 3, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 29, 2012, by Aimee Rose Formo of Indianapolis, Indiana. This page has been viewed 2,059 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on October 29, 2012, by Aimee Rose Formo of Indianapolis, Indiana. 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 7, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.