The Lincoln Funeral Train

The Lincoln Funeral Train (HM1SOM)

Location: Indianapolis, IN 46204 Marion County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 46.114', W 86° 9.7'

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Side AAssassinated President Abraham Lincoln's funeral was April 19, 1865 at the White House. The funeral train left for Springfield, Illinois April 21 directed by the military; stops en route allowed mourners to pay homage. In Richmond, Indiana, Governor Oliver P. Morton boarded; train reached Indianapolis, April 30, at 7:00 a.m. Buildings were draped in black. Side BIn the rain, Lincoln's coffin was escorted along crowded streets lined with soldiers to old State House, located here. Reports say at least 50,000 people viewed Lincoln's open casket in the rotunda. Through streets lit by bonfires and torches, coffin was returned to Union Depot; train departed at 12:00 a.m. for Michigan City, last scheduled Indiana stop.
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HM NumberHM1SOM
Series This marker is part of the Indiana: Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers series
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Year Placed2009
Placed ByIndiana Historical Bureau and Indiana Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, June 19th, 2016 at 2:48pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16H E 571801 N 5597593
Decimal Degrees39.76856667, -86.16166667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 46.114', W 86° 9.7'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 46' 6.84" N, 86° 9' 42" W
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Area Code(s)317
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 22-98 N Capitol Ave, Indianapolis IN 46204, US
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