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The Lincoln Funeral Train: The Final Journey and National Funeral for Abraham Lincoln Paperback – September, 2002

ISBN-13: 978-0925436214 ISBN-10: 0925436216

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Product Details

  • Paperback
  • Publisher: Camtech Pub (September 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0925436216
  • ISBN-13: 978-0925436214
  • Product Dimensions: 7.8 x 5.1 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,733,590 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 7, 2002
Format: Paperback
This is an extraordinary accounting of the journey of Lincoln's funeral train and how America responded. From start to finish this is a detailed book with maps, photos and text following closely. Just not another dry book about the life of Abraham Lincoln. The author takes you there, through the big state memorials to the little trackside memorials and brief stops. The reader only need close his eyes to hear the train, the hymns and other demonstrations of sorrow. It is not hard to imagine the endless miles of mourners, the expressions of sorrow shown by a merciful and humble nation. Truly, this book demonstrates the extraordinary national observances of Lincoln and the first national funeral for a fallen president. A very impressive book and worthy of every library. The book is well assembled with color dust jacket and solid case. Worth every penny.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By S. Matt Vauclain on June 10, 2004
Format: Paperback
This is a profound book focusing on the presidential funeral journey for Abraham Lincoln. It is beautifully done, well illustrated, excellent maps, with photos and a marvelous and captivating story line that follows through. Eash chapter seems to surround the events at the stop for that day. It gets down to the trackside level of the ordinary person and really brings out the common man's response to the president's death. This ought to be required reading for every presidental and history scholar. It definitely should be in every public and school library. Destined to be a classic! A keeper in my library!!!! I hope this author writes more books of this quality. If you don't read another history book, read this one.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Douglas Daniels on June 10, 2004
Format: Paperback
THE LINCOLN FUNERAL TRAIN is the story of an extraordinary journey never before told with such thoroughness. It brings the importance of state funerals for PResident Abraham Lincoln into clear focus. The book is laced with maps, photos, illustrations and things like detailed maps, train schedules, copies of the telegraphs, accounts of the preparations by many funeral committees and stories of the many ceremonies and memorials held as the train passed through seven states over 22 railroads annd two ferry transfers on the Hudson River.
The book is 224 pages, 8 1/2 x 11, hardcover with color dust jacket.
Chapters include:
The Events of April 14 and 15, 1865
Planning the Funeral Train and the United States Military Railroads
Washington - Baltimore - Harrisburg April 21, 1865
Harrisburg - Philadelphia April 22, 1865
Philadelphia - New York April 24, 1865
New Your - Albany April 25, 1865
Albany - Syracuse - Buffalo April 26-27, 1865
Buffalo - Erie - Cleveland April 27-28, 1865
Cleveland - Columbus April 28-29, 1865
Columbus - Richmond - Indianapolis April 29-30, 1865
Indianapolis April 30, 1865
Indianapolis - Michigan City - Chicago May 1, 1865
Chicago - Bloomington - Springfield May 2-3, 1865
A Long Journey's End May 4, 1865
Comprehensive Appendices
ABSOLUTELY READ THIS BOOK IF YOU READ NO OTHERS!
BUY IT FOR SURE!!!!!
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By Elma Lee Moore on December 21, 2012
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
A good review of the statistics and such about the funeral train and its many stops. The mechanics of this trip 150 years ago was interesting.
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