Lincoln Mourned

Lincoln Mourned (HM2WW)

Location: Albany, NY 12207 Albany County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 39.243', W 73° 44.891'

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"The face had an expression of absolute content, of relief, at throwing off a burden such as few men have been called upon to bear —- a burden which few men could have borne." - Recollections of New York Secretary of State Chauncey M. Depew.

President Abraham Lincoln's funeral train arrived in Albany, N.Y. on April 25, 1865. Lincoln laid in state at the old State House where mourners passed by for about 12 hours the next day. It is estimated that 50,000 people stood in line to pay their respects to the slain president. The line of mourners extended from the old State House, located just in front of the current Capitol, all the way down to Broadway.

At 2:00 p.m., six white horses carrying the president's hearse led a procession of dignitaries, citizens, and bands. Bells tolled as the parade of mourners escorted the hearse to the train station on Broadway.
HM NumberHM2WW
Year Placed2007
Placed ByNew York State Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission and Heritage New York
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 25th, 2014 at 8:02pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 602604 N 4723158
Decimal Degrees42.65405000, -73.74818333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 39.243', W 73° 44.891'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 39' 14.58" N, 73° 44' 53.46" W
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Area Code(s)518
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 25 Quackenbush Square, Albany NY 12207, US
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