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Lincoln Mourned

 
 
Lincoln Mourned Commemorative Marker image. Click for full size.
1. Lincoln Mourned Commemorative Marker
Inscription. "The face had an expression of absolute content, of relief, at throwing off a burden such as few men have been called upon to bear --- a burden which few men could have borne." - Recollections of New York Secretary of State Chauncey M. Depew.

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.
 
Location. 42° 39.243′ N, 73° 44.891′ W. Marker is in Albany, New York, in Albany County. Touch for map. This marker can not be seen from the road as it is located in Quackenbush Square, outside the Albany Heritage Area Visitors Center which
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Courtesy of the New York State Military Museum and Veterans Research Center
2. Lincoln Mourned Marker Detail
is located at the corner of Clinton Ave. and Broadway in downtown Albany. Marker is in this post office area: Albany NY 12207, United States of America.
 
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); B. Lodge & Company (approx. 0.2 miles away); Railroads (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Fur Trade (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Erie Canal / Albany Basin (approx. 0.3 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". Courtesy:: "youtube.com" (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
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Courtesy of the New York State Military Museum and Veterans Research Center
3. Lincoln Mourned Marker Detail
Fallen President Abraham Lincoln Mourned Albany New York State

 
Categories. Notable Persons
 
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Alexander Gardner (Courtesy of the Library of Congress), February 5, 1865
4. Lincoln Mourned Marker Detail
Photograph from the last formal portrait sitting, Feb. 5, 1865, in Washington, D.C. "One of five poses taken by Gardner ten weeks before the President was assassinated." (Source: Ostendorf, p. 219) - Library of Congress
Lincoln Mourned Commemorative Marker in Quackenbush Square image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, January 18, 2008
5. Lincoln Mourned Commemorative Marker in Quackenbush Square
Lincoln Mourned Commemorative Marker in Quackenbush Square image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, January 18, 2008
6. Lincoln Mourned Commemorative Marker in Quackenbush Square
The late afternoon sun falls on the Lincoln Mourned marker which is standing between the trees and the brick building in the photo, a few steps from the entrance to the Albany Heritage Area Visitors Center.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 18, 2018. This page originally submitted on February 6, 2008, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. This page has been viewed 2,242 times since then and 72 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.
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