Monday, February 11, 2019

1861: President elect Lincoln took the train to Washington DC


We remember a couple of important dates in the life and times of President Lincoln, our 16th president.

He was born on February 12, 1809; and,

He left Springfield, Illinois, on February 11, 1861 to travel to Washington DC.

Lincoln did not return during his presidency.  His casket returned in April 1865 and is buried in Springfield.



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