|Lincoln's funeral procession passing under an ornamental arch at Grant Park on Michigan Boulevard (renamed Michigan Avenue in 1871) and 12th Street (renamed Roosevelt Road in 1919) in Chicago, Illinois. May 1, 1865|
|Cook County Court House (left) Facing North on Randolph Street, Chicago 1865.|
Funeral of Abraham Lincoln; his body Lying-in-State in the Court House.
The train arrived at 11:00 am with a procession in the early afternoon. Rather than pull into the main depot, however, the train stopped on a trestle built a short distance into Lake Michigan.
|Lincoln’s Funeral Parade. The procession is seen here proceeding east on Lake Street from the corner of Clark Street.|
The body of his youngest son "Willie" who had died in 1862 had been disinterred in Washington and was accompanying his father's body on the car to be buried during the same rites in Springfield.
|Guarding Lincoln’s Funeral Car on the Illinois Central tracks by Lake Michigan. The car was auctioned off to a private party but was destroyed by a fire in 1911.|
|The Funeral train stopped on a trestle that carried the tracks out into Lake Michigan in Chicago.|
|The triple memorial arch was designed, constructed, and decorated under the supervision of the well-known architect, W. W. Boyington.|
Compiled by Neil Gale, Ph.D.