Lincoln Funeral Train

Lincoln Funeral Train (HM1LHO)

Location: Cable, OH 43009 Champaign County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 10.297', W 83° 37.681'

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President Abraham Lincoln's assassination on April 14, 1865, created a national tragedy, and the nationl mourned as his body was transported by rail from Washington, D.C. back to Springfield, Illinois, where he would be buried. As the nine-car Lincoln Funeral Train passed through Champaign County, U.S. military forces secured curves, bridges, and railroad crossings along the route and spiked switches closed to insure
the train's safety. The Funeral Train passed through the Village of Cable at 10:13 p.m. 150 feet southeast of here. As a large crowd assembled around several large bonfires, a lone soldier stood alone in the rain in the center of the crowd holding an American flag. Many residents stood silently along the tracks, hillsides, and valley fields, soaked in their wet clothes waiting to pay their respects to the fallen president. After Cable, the Funeral Train continued west and downhill toward Urbana, Westville, and St. Paris.
Marker Number28-11
Year Placed2008
Placed ByChampaign County Lincoln Family Descendants, The Crowder Family Farms, and the Champaign County Bicentennial Historical Marker Committee, The Ohio Historical Society
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Date Added Saturday, July 4th, 2015 at 10:02am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 276222 N 4450117
Decimal Degrees40.17161667, -83.62801667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 10.297', W 83° 37.681'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 10' 17.82" N, 83° 37' 40.86" W
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Area Code(s)937
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 9 Main St, Cable OH 43009, US
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