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

Indiana State Capitol, Indianapolis, Indiana, 1861, artist's impression
04/30/1865
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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