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Lincoln's funeral train
Lincoln's body was born from Washington, DC, on a funeral train, accompanied by dignitaries and Robert Todd Lincoln, his eldest son.
The remains of his son, William Wallace Lincoln, were also placed on the train.
The train left Washington, DC, on April 21, 1865, and traveled 1,654 miles, retracing the route Lincoln had traveled to Washington, DC, as the president elect.
The train's journey ended on May 3, 1865, when it arrived in Springfield, Illinois.