- Grant Recipient
- 28 Utica St, Port Byron, NY 13140, USA
- 43.037153, -76.620265
Village of Port Byron Historian
APRIL 27, 1865, TRAIN CARRYING
PRES. LINCOLN’S CASKET STOPPED
AT PORT BYRON STATION 1.3 MI
NORTH OF HERE. STATION DRAPED
WITH MOURNING AND FLAGS.
WILLIAM G. POMEROY FOUNDATION 2020
On April 21, 1865, six days after his assassination, Abraham Lincoln’s casket began the long trek from Washington D.C. to its final resting place in Springfield, Illinois. Transported by rail, Lincoln’s funeral train made several stops in communities across the country with thousands coming out to pay their respects. When Lincoln’s funeral train arrived in Port Byron, NY on April 27, the train station was covered in mourning flags and lanterns to honor the slain commander-in-chief. After a brief stop, the train continued onward towards its final destination. Lincoln was laid to rest on May 4, 1865.