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This Week in History

April 21, 1865
The train bearing President Lincoln's body departs Washington, DC, enroute his hometown of Springfield, Illinois.

April 24, 1865
Lincoln's New York City funeral is held in City Hall, where a photograph was taken, later to be rediscovered by a 14-year-old boy.

April 25, 1861
President Lincoln's political rival, Stephen A. Douglas, makes an passionate plea to save the Union in a speech in Springfield, Illinois.

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

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  • April 24 Funeral Locomotive Replica Display, Columbus, OH
  • April 24 Lincoln/Keckley Program, Lexington, KY
  • April 24 John Hay Lecture, Washington, DC
  • April 26 Museum Reopening, Lincoln, IL
  • April 26 Lincoln Family Program, Lerna, IL
  • April 26-27 Funeral Train Rides, Fisher, IN
  • April 28 Lincoln Concert, Norfolk, VA
  • April 28 Lincoln Program, Elgin, IL
  • April 29 Repose of Lincoln Re-enactment, Columbus, OH
  • May 3 Lincoln Program, Bloomington, IL
  • May 8 Lincoln Lecture, Seattle, WA
  • May 15 Lincoln Lecture, Washington, DC
  • May 20 Lincoln Lecture, Washington, DC area
  • May 25 Booth Escape Route Tour, Washington, DC

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