Moment in Time

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President Abraham Lincoln died April 15, 1865, after being shot a day earlier by John Wilkes Booth, and his body was transported by train from Washington, D.C., to Springfield, Illinois, for burial. During its 20-day journey, the train stopped in 12 cities, including Columbus on April 29. A hearse transported Lincoln’s body to the Ohio Statehouse, where it lay in state in the rotunda from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. About 50,000 people filed past Lincoln’s body that day, and the event still is recognized as a record for the most people to attend a Statehouse event.