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April 19, 1865
President Lincoln's White House funeral is held in the East Room, followed by private rites at the U.S. Capitol.

April 21, 1865
President Lincoln's funeral train leaves Washinton, D.C. for his hometown of Springfield, Illinois.

April 25, 1861
President Lincoln's most famous political opponent, Stephen Douglas, makes his last appearance in Springfield, Illinois, urging that political differences be put aside to save the Union.

Today in Lincoln's Life

Lincoln's Words
"The struggle of today, is not altogether for today -- it is for a vast future also. With a reliance on Providence, all the more firm and earnest, let us proceed in the great task which events have devolved upon us."
--Annual Message to Congress, December 3, 1861

Lincoln Events

  • April 21 Lincoln Program, Baltimore, MD
  • April 21 Lincoln Commemoration, Harrisburg, PA
  • April 21 Assassination Lecture, Buffalo, NY
  • April 22 Lincoln Legacy Lecture, Indianapolis, IN
  • April 22 Funeral Train Lecture, Buffalo, NY
  • April 22-23 Lincoln Commemoration, Philadelphia, PA
  • April 23 Assassination Symposium, Springfield, IL
  • April 23 Boy Scout Pilgrimage, Springfield, IL
  • April 23 Lincoln Commemoration, Trenton, NJ
  • April 24 Lincoln Commemoration, New York City
  • April 24-25 Lincoln Funeral Remembrance, Peekskill, NY
  • April 25 Lincoln Commemoration, Albany, NY
  • April 25 Escape Route Tour, Clinton, MD
  • April 26 Boy Scout Pilgrimage, Springfield, IL
  • April 26 Ford's Theatre Tour, Washington, DC
  • April 26-27 Lincoln Commemoration, Buffalo, NY
  • April 28 Lincoln Commemoration, Cleveland, OH
  • April 29 Lincoln Concert, Springfield, IL
  • April 29 Lincoln in Repose, Columbus, OH
  • April 29 Thirteenth Amendment Lecture, Warwick, RI
  • April 30 Lincoln Symposium, Springfield, IL
  • April 30 Lincoln Funeral Lecture, Columbus, OH
  • April 30 Lincoln Commemoration, Indianapolis, IN
  • April 30-May 1 Lincoln Commemoration, Michigan City, IN
  • May 1 Lincoln Tour, Washington, DC
  • May 1 Lincoln Commemoration, Chicago, IL
  • May 1 Funeral Train Lecture, Springfield, IL
  • May 1 Lincoln Performance, Springfield, IL
  • May 1 Lincoln Performance, Bloomington, IL
  • May 1 Tomb Retreat Ceremony, Springfield, IL
  • May 1 Lincoln in Film, Columbus, OH
  • May 2 Escape Route Tour, Clinton, MD
  • May 2 Train Arrival; Musical Tribute, Springfield, IL
  • May 3 Procession and Funeral, Springfield, IL
  • May 3 Mary Lincoln Painting Lecture, Naperville, IL
  • May 3 Ford's Theatre Tour, Washington, DC

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