APRIL 22, 1865

The train that carried the slain president was called the “Lincoln Special.” In Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, 40,000 people filed by Lincoln’s body in the state House of Representatives. Tens of thousands of people turned out to view the train as it traveled through small towns from Harrisburg to Philadelphia. In Philadelphia businesses were closed to observe a day of mourning. “We saw strong men deeply affected, gentle women weep, and children look awe-stricken,” wrote one reporter. In the crush of the crowd, a woman had her arm broken and a young child was killed.