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Abraham Lincoln's funeral train leaves Harrisburg and rolls across the Pennsylvania countryside to Philadelphia

Pennsylvania State Capitol, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, circa 1890
04/22/1865
The murdered president's body had rested for the night in the Pennsylvania Capitol and had been viewed by thousands of silent mourners. The funeral train left Harrisburg at 11 a.m. and made its way across the Pennsylvania countryside towards Philadelphia. At Lancaster, former President Buchanan watched from his carriage as did Representative Thaddeus Stevens, standing alone, outside town. (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
John Carroll Power, Abraham Lincoln: His Life, Public Services, Death and Great Funeral Cortege ... (Chicago, IL: H.W. Rokker, 1889), 130-131.