Lincoln Funeral Train

Lincoln Funeral Train (HM1LHN)

Location: Woodstock, OH 43084 Champaign County
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N 40° 10.321', W 83° 32.065'

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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.
Marker Number24-11
Year Placed2008
Placed ByChampaign County Lincoln Descendants and Friends, Champaign County Bicentennial Historical Marker Committee, The Ohio Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, July 4th, 2015 at 10:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 284194 N 4449929
Decimal Degrees40.17201667, -83.53441667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 10.321', W 83° 32.065'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 10' 19.26" N, 83° 32' 3.9" W
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Area Code(s)937
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 9800-10756 Co Hwy 2, Woodstock OH 43084, US
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