Lincoln's Funeral Train

Lincoln's Funeral Train
Lincoln's Funeral Train

After leaving Washington, the train carrying the coffin of Abraham Lincoln on April 21, 1865, traveled about a hundred and eighty cities and seven states for about two weeks before reaching the grave of the president, who was the victim of the assassination in his hometown of Springfield, Illinois.


With Lincoln protecting his body for the 13-day journey, he helped expand the new-born funeral mummification business, and also loaned George Pullman new and luxury sleeping wagons for the comfort of passengers traveling from Chicago to Springfield in "Lincoln Special." After Lincoln's funeral, Pullman's black interior items made of walnut wood, chandeliers and marble sinks began to be ordered, which were more comfortable for passengers on the road.



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