Friday, August 7, 2015

Lincoln Never Dies-- Part 2: The Funeral Train

According to Karen needles, "Lincoln never Dies."

Though he was shot on April 14, 1865, and then embarked on a 1700 mile funeral train ride from Washington, D.C., through seven states.  crowds line the tracks, even in the dark.  they mourned Lincoln as a proxy for all the young men who would never come home from the recently ending war.

From Washington, the train went to Baltimore and then to Philadelphia where lines to view Lincoln's body stretched three miles from Independence Hall.  In jersey City, New He=w Jersey, German immigrants mourned so vigorously that their songs were heard across the water in New York City, where later some 120,000 filed past the coffin.

The 9-car funeral train continued north from New York City, retracing nearly all of Lincoln's 1861 route to the White House.

--Old Secesh

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