At eight o'clock in the morning President Lincoln begins his twelve-day journey home from Washington D.C.
Abraham Lincoln's remains were removed from the Capitol rotunda soon after dawn and taken by hearse to the train that would begin the twelve-day journey to his final rest in Springfield, Illinois. His route would be the reverse of the one he made to take up the Presidency and his first stop was Baltimore, Maryland. Several thousand troops lined the tracks out of Washington in salute. The train arrived at Baltimore two hours later. (By John Osborne)
John Carroll Power, Abraham Lincoln: His Life, Public Services, Death and Great Funeral Cortege ... (Chicago, IL: H.W. Rokker, 1889), 128.