The Charlotte News
Monday, May 3, 1948
On May 4, 1865, after the long journey since April 21 from
Washington by funeral train, winding through Baltimore, Philadelphia
and New York before turning westward toward Ohio, Indiana, and Chicago, the
body of President Lincoln would be laid to rest on a
Thursday in Oak Ridge Cemetery
His remains would reside in an already extant temporary receiving vault at the foot of a hill for six months and then be moved to a specially built temporary vault further up the hill for another five years, while the elaborate monument to his memory was built, housing the remains since 1871.
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