2017

2005

Battle of Sacramento, KY

2011

2012

2008

Lincoln Amphitheater, Indiana

2015

Fifty Forward

2016

2006

2018

Veteran's Day Parade, Nashville, TN

2012

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  Experience the life story of the Sixteenth

  President and learn about his struggle with 

  the American Civil War

 

2017

2006

Valentine's Day Lunch, Franklin, TN

2016

Campfire talk with Gen. U. Grant

Play "Goin' North, Heading South"

2004

​​​Hear the singing Lincolns in action!

2017

2007

Lincoln's Second Funeral

Whit McMahan

portrays the life story of

President Abraham Lincoln

2007

2009

2006​

Scene from film "Soldier's Joy"

President's Day

2008

2012

2018

               Funeral rail car                   Funeral carriage hearse                Temporary vault

Time 2006

2010

I had a rare opportunity to visit Abraham Lincoln's home town of Springfield, IL for the historic reenactment of his funeral May 1-3, 2015. On May 2, a replica of the original funeral car arrived at the Springfield Amtrac depot, symbolic of the 1,654 mile journey from Washington City following his assassination.  After a brief ceremony, a casket was removed and placed on the hearse, pulled by six all black horses.  The hearse wound around the streets of downtown and a ceremony was held honoring the passing President.


Following the ceremony, an all night vigil was held at the Illinois State Capitol. On Sunday, May 3rd, the hearse left the old State Capitol and proceeded through the streets of Springfield in route to Oak Ridge Cemetery.  Following a rather elaborate funeral, the President was symbolically laid to rest in the temporary receiving vault, just as it was on May 4, 1865. It was a monumental tribute to the event, exactly 150 years after it occurred.

2006

2017

2003

2008

2012

2012

2017

2017

2009

A few photographs from President Lincoln's travels over the years