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Abraham Lincoln's funeral train leaves Philadelphia before dawn and moves across New Jersey

President Lincoln's funeral car crossing from Jersey City to New York, April 24, 1865, artist's impression, detail
04/24/1865
The murdered president's remains had rested for two nights in Independence Hall in Philadelphia. Visits were halted at 2 a.m. and the funeral train departed from Philadelphia for New York City at 4 a.m.  Even at this early hour thousands lined the trackside. The train rolled through Trenton, New Jersey, the only state capital without a stop, and reached Jersey City, where the coffin was transferred to a ferry to cross the Hudson. (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), 138-139.
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