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Sketch of the Funeral Car

Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper1865

Ford's Theatre
Ford's Theatre

The funeral car was draped in black crepe and richly ornamented with emblems of mourning. The accompanying coaches carried approximately 150 politically and socially prominent men, several reporters, and a Veteran Reserve Guard of Escort. A pilot engine preceded the train by at least 10 minutes for added security.

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