APRIL 30, 1865

The funeral train arrived in Indianapolis at 7:00 a.m. Under rainy skies the City Band played “Lincoln’s Funeral March,” a “sad and sorrowful” dirge. The hearse carrying Lincoln’s coffin to the Capitol was drawn by eight white horses—six of them the same horses that pulled Lincoln’s carriage through Indianapolis four years earlier at a stop during his pre-inaugural trip to Washington. The president’s body lay in state at the Capitol throughout the day, and more than 100,000 mourners participated in the sad occasion.