President Lincoln's casket lays in state at the State Capitol in Indianapolis, Indiana

President Lincoln's train reached Indianapolis, Indiana at seven o'clock in the morning on a Sunday that would see a constant heavy downfall of rain.  The coffin was placed on display at the State Capitol and remained there all day.  The dreadful weather caused the cancellation of a planned parade and other ceremonies but thousands viewed the president's open casket.  The funeral train left the city after midnight, bound for Chicago, Illinois. 
Source Citation
John Carroll Power, Abraham Lincoln: His Life, Public Services, Death and Great Funeral Cortege ... (Chicago, IL: H.W. Rokker, 1889), 183-185.
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