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Reception of the remains of President Lincoln, at Chicago, May 1, 1865. : Order of procession
Alternative Title
Order of procession
Date Created and/or Issued
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Huntington Library
United States Civil War
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A black silk keepsake from President Abraham Lincoln's funeral procession in Chicago, Illinois. The "Order of procession" is printed in gray, and lists the pall bearers, guard of honor, and general procession, and indicates the place in line where the funeral car is. Text at the bottom describes the path of the procession, notes road closures, and lists the preparations for the body's lying in state. There is a beige trim around the edge of the silk, with scalloped ribbon and loose fringe.
Label from Library Of Congress website: "Lincoln's funeral procession in Chicago on May 1, 1865, was perhaps the most emotional ceremony of the thirteen-day journey. The people of Chicago felt they had a special claim on Lincoln because their city hosted the political convention of 1860 that nominated him for the Republican ticket. They lined up in such numbers at the Cook County Courthouse, where the body was put on display, that the viewing lasted all night and throughout the following day."
1 keepsake: silk; 33 cm x 28 cm (13 in. x 10 3/4 in.)
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865--Death and burial
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865--Funeral journey to Springfield
Funeral processions--Illinois--Chicago. (lctgm)
Souvenirs (Keepsakes)
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
United States Civil War, Huntington Digital Library
Abraham Lincoln, April 1865 : [scrapbook of funeral and mourning memorabilia]
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. C. David Herlihy, February 1975.

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