May
4

A Slain President is Honored – Lincoln in Springfield

By John Michael  //  Washington Arsenal  //  No Comments

PRESIDENT JOHNSON CLOSES THE GOVERNMENT

Lincoln's Funeral Train

Lincoln’s Funeral Train

 

The body of Abraham Lincoln, slain president of the United States reached Springfield,  Illinois by train.  On 04 MAY, 1865 he was laid to rest in Oak Ridge Cemetery.  This was after a 1,500 miles passing through 180 cities along the way that began on 21 APR 1865 in Washington, DC.

President Andrew Johnson issued an order to close down the United States government to honor the slain president.

THE WAR DEPARTMENT CLOSES –

MINUTE GUNS ORDERED

The War Department also issued an order to close on that day.  Also, at Washington Arsenal, minute guns would be fired from noon until sunset to honor the slain president.

These orders appeared in the 04 MAY 1865 issue of the Washington Star newspaper.  The excerpt is below.

1865 MAY 04 - Minute Guns fired at Washington Arsenal honoring slain President Abraham Lincoln Washington Star

1865 MAY 04 – Minute Guns fired at Washington Arsenal
honoring slain President Abraham Lincoln
Washington Star

 

OVER 200 HISTORICAL IMAGES, MAPS & ILLUSTRATIONS

The book, Images of America – Fort Lesley J. McNair contains over two hundred historical photographs, images and illustrations. They chronicle the two hundred plus years of history among the acres of this US Army Post.

The book “Images of America – Fort Lesley J McNair”  is “a walk down memory lane” as one reader called it after he turned the last page.  Go beyond

Images of America - Fort Lesley J. McNair

Images of America – Fort Lesley J. McNair

the website and read more of the history with your own copy – BUY THE BOOK offers the opportunity to get either a personalized & autographed copy from the author or purchase the book from one of the major resellers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

JOHN MICHAEL CREATIVES    —   JOIN OUR MAILING LIST

 

 

 

Leave a comment

Recent Comments

AMAZON PRIME

Omaha Steaks
Military Supply  - Civil War
Kohl\'s Sale
NUNN BUSH
Alibris
Mosquito Magnet
Champion Sportswear - 60 percent Clearance

Archives