Course Detail: LECT-8990 - Lincoln's Funeral Train

Learn about Lincoln's final journey, on the funeral train which retraced the same route the President-Elect took to Washington only four years earlier. This seminar will examine how the nation mourned. You will learn the challenges and obstacles in preparing the event, Mary Todd Lincoln's overwhelming grief, and reactions of each city as the funeral train arrived. Finally, you'll hear about the Lincolns' arrival in Springfield, the tomb that was not yet erected, and the funeral ceremony in Springfield. Don't miss Christina Smith's most popular lecture!

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