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It Happened Today in New York City

04-24 LincolnOn April 24, 1865, President Lincoln’s body arrived in New York by train. On a tour from Washington DC to Illinois, the body of the recently assassinated leader lay in state for public viewing at City Hall until the following evening, when the train continued to Albany. The president was eventually interred in Oak Ridge Tomb in Springfield, Illinois, on June 15.


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