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Ornament from Lincoln’s funeral carriage

Description: After President Lincoln was assassinated in 1865, his body was carried by a train from Washington, DC to Springfield, Illinois for his funeral. Along the way, the train made stops so people could pay their final respects. This star came from a carriage that took the coffin from the train through pouring rain to the Indiana State House, where close to 50,000 people attended a public viewing.
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 -- Funeral
Indiana -- History
19th Century

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