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Deputy marshal badge

Description: After President Lincoln's assassination, his body was carried by train from Washington, D.C. to Springfield, Illinois for his funeral. Along the way, the train made stops so people could pay their final respects. This badge was worn by Samuel Graham, a railroad employee at Union Station, while he served as a special officer in escorting Lincoln's body from the train to the Indiana State House, where it laid in state.
Collection: The Children's Museum of Indianapolis
Copyright: This file is licensed under a CC BY-SA 3.0 license by The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis.
Subjects: Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 -- Assassination
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 -- Death and burial
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 -- Funeral journey to Springfield
Indianapolis (Ind.)

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