March To Remember Lincoln's Funeral


SPRINGFIELD----A replica of Abraham Lincoln's hearse will lead the way as the anniversary of Lincoln's funeral is marked with a march on May 4.

The original hearse was destroyed by fire.

The commemorative march from the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency will begin at the Old State Capitol State Historic Site at 6:15 p.m. on May 4, the 151st anniversary of Lincoln's funeral. The route will take participants past the Lincoln Home National Historic Site and then onto the tomb at Oak Ridge Cemetery.

The march is sponsored by the Old State Capitol Foundation. It is open to people who register in advance and wear period clothing. To register, call Troy Gilmore at (217) 785-7960.

Lincoln died April 15, 1865. His body was then taken home by train, stopping along the way for services in major cities.

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