Ossining Memorial Arch
at RR Station

Lincoln's death united the people of Westchester as his politics in life never had. On Tuesday, April 25, 1865, Lincoln again passed through Peekskill, this time as his funeral train traveled north along the Hudson toward its ultimate destination of Springfield, Illinois. The New York Times reported how every station along the line turned out for the funeral cortege. The Ossining station displayed a banner over the tracks. In Peekskill, "Flags and mottoes were here displayed, and a band of music performed a funeral march, greatly adding to the solemnity of the scene."


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