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Near Woodstock in Champaign County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Lincoln Funeral Train

 
 
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By Rev. Ronald Irick, July 1, 2015
1. LincolnFuneral Train Marker
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Inscription. President Abraham Lincoln's assassination on April 14, 1865, created a national tragedy, and the nation mourned as his body was transported by rail from Washington, D.C. back to Springfield, Illinois, where he would be buried. On its way the Funeral Train stopped in Columbus and Lincoln's coffin was moved to the Statehouse Rotunda for a day-long viewing. From Columbus Governor John Brough and others changed the train's route, which resulted in a trip through Champaign County where it stopped several times. The Funeral Train arrived in Woodstock on April 29 at 9:46 p.m. for a brief ceremony and to take on fuel and water. With nearly 500 people present, bouquets were laid on Lincoln's coffin. The Woodstock Cornet Band, led by Warren U. Cushman, played hymns of grief, including "Pleyel's Hymn." Village bells rung and silent men and women stood as the train departed and traveled downhill toward Cable and Urbana.
 
Erected 2008 by Champaign County Lincoln Descendants and Friends, Champaign County Bicentennial Historical Marker Committee, The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 24-11.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location. 40° 10.321′ 
LincolnFuneral Train Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, July 1, 2015
2. LincolnFuneral Train Marker
full view of marker, again, there are four of these markers, each has a different text. They are several miles apart.
N, 83° 32.065′ W. Marker is near Woodstock, Ohio, in Champaign County. Marker is on Urbana Woodstock Road (County Route 2) 0.4 miles west of Main Street (Ohio Route 559), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is to the left, just inside the gate of Woodstock Cemetery. Marker is at or near this postal address: 500 West Bennett Street, Woodstock OH 43084, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Woodstock Veterans Memorial (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Warren Sibley Cushman (about 600 feet away); Cushman Monument (about 600 feet away); Universalist Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); North Lewisburg Fire Bell (approx. 3.7 miles away); North Lewisburg, O. Service Flag (approx. 3.7 miles away); North Lewisburg, Ohio Veterans Memorial (approx. 3.9 miles away); Spain Creek Covered Bridge (approx. 4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Woodstock.
 
More about this marker. The Woodstock marker is one of four similar markers in Champaign County. Marker is located at the site of an underpass on the Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Chicago and St. Louis Railroad.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesPatriots & PatriotismRailroads & StreetcarsWar, US Civil
 
LincolnFuneral Train Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, July 1, 2015
3. LincolnFuneral Train Marker
marker can be seen at a distance. Slim profile, to left of cemetery gate
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 3, 2015, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 347 times since then and 135 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 3, 2015, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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