APRIL 24, 1865

The train left Philadelphia at 4:00 a.m. People gathered at the station in their bed clothes to bid farewell. After passing through many New Jersey towns the train reached the Jersey City depot at 10:00 a.m. The station clock was stopped at 7:20 a.m., the time of the president’s death. From Jersey City, the body was ferried across the Hudson River and taken to New York City Hall. There, 500,000 mourners came to view the remains.