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  • Funeral and burial of Abraham Lincoln


    Lincoln's tomb, Oak Ridge Cemetery After the April 14, 1865 assassination of Abraham Lincoln, 16th President of the United States, a three-week series of events mourned his death and memorialized his life. Funeral services and lyings in state were held in Washington, D.C., and then in additional cities as a funeral train transported his remains for burial in his hometown of Springfield, Illinois. Lincoln's eldest son Robert Todd rode the train to Baltimore and then disembarked and returned to the White House. Lincoln's wife Mary Todd Lincoln remained at the White House because she was too distraught to make the trip. Robert took a later train to Springfield for his father's final funeral and burial. The remains of Lincoln's youngest son, William Wallace Lincoln (1850–1862) were also placed on the train, which left Washington, D.C., on April 21 at 12:30 pm and traveled never exceeding 20 mph to the final stop at Springfield, arriving on May 3. Several stops, in principal cities and state capitals, were made along the way in which ceremonies and processions were held. The train largely retraced the route Lincoln had traveled to Washington as the president-elect on his way to his first inauguration, more than four years earlier. Millions of Americans viewed the train along the route, and participated in the ceremonies and processions. Lincoln was interred at Oak Ridge Cemetery in Springfield. The site of the Lincoln Tomb, now owned and managed as a state historic site, is marked by a -tall granite obelisk surrounded with several bronze statues of Lincoln, and soldiers and sailors constructed by 1874. Mary Todd Lincoln and three of their four sons, Willie, Eddie, and Tad are also buried there.

  • Lincoln Home National Historic Site


    Lincoln Home National Historic Site preserves the Springfield, Illinois home and a historic district where Abraham Lincoln lived from 1844 to 1861, before becoming the 16th President of the United States. The presidential memorial includes the four blocks surrounding the home and a visitor center.

  • Westlawn-Hillcrest Funeral Home and Memorial Park


    Westlawn-Hillcrest Funeral Home and Memorial Park is a funeral home, cemetery and crematory located at 5701 Center Street in Omaha, Nebraska.

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