Pence, others set to mark anniversary of Lincoln showing

President Abraham Lincoln is shown in a photograph by Alex Hessler, Nov. 1860 shortly after he won the election, in Chicago, Ill. (AP Photo/Alex Hessler)

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Gov. Mike Pence and others have marked the 150th anniversary of the day that President Abraham Lincoln’s body lay at the Indiana Statehouse following his assassination.

Pence, Indiana Chief Justice Loretta Rush and Deputy Indiana House Speaker Pro Tem Matt Lehman laid wreaths and flowers in remembrance at the Statehouse Thursday.

The Lincoln funeral train arrived in Indianapolis at Union Station on April 30, 1865. The coffin was brought by carriage to the former State House to lie in state. From early morning to late that night thousands of Hoosiers filed through the building and past the coffin to pay their respects. The train then went to Michigan City, Chicago and finally to Springfield, Illinois, where he was buried.

Lincoln spent much of his boyhood in southwestern Indiana’s Spencer County. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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