Play "Goin' North, Heading South"

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

2012

Battle of Sacramento, KY

2016

2003

2007

2012

President's Day

2016

2007

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.

February 12th, 2021

2015

2018

Lincoln Amphitheater, Indiana

​​​Hear the singing Lincolns in action!

Lincoln's Second Funeral

2011

2009

2006

2021

2010

Campfire talk with Gen. U. Grant

2004

2012

2006

2008

Veteran's Day Parade, Nashville, TN

Whit McMahan

portrays the life story of

President Abraham Lincoln

2017

2006​

Scene from film "Soldier's Joy"

2017

2012

2017

2012


               Funeral rail car                   Funeral carriage hearse                Temporary vault

2005

2017

Time 2006

2006

2008

A Zoom Chat by President Lincoln

2009

2008

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  Experience the life story of the Sixteenth

  President and learn about his struggle with 

  the American Civil War

 

2017