Remembering President Lincoln

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On April 21, 1865 the train carrying President Lincoln's body left Washington D.C. for burial in Springfield Illinois. Along the way, it stopped in some major cities where his coffin was placed for public viewing. One of those cities was Columbus Ohio where on April 29 his coffin was taken to the rotunda of the State Capital and layed in state.

On April 29 every year there is a reenactment of that event. There is an exact replica of his coffin with a an honor guard provided by a local Civil War reenactment group.

I was there this year to photograph this reenactment.

1. Bronze statue of the Lincoln.
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2. Lincoln's Coffin
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3. The honor Guard
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4. Changing of the Guard
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5. Standing Guard
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6. Another View
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7. View From a Distant
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Rob Zijlstra

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Nice and interesting set Ken! Good to see that at least some people honor him.

Was there no other public?
 
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Nice! I wasn't aware of this ceremony. Another thing to put on my list.....
 
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Excellent series and good historical commentary...!

Well done , Ken...! :smile:

Thanks, William. I appreciate your comments.

Nice and interesting set Ken! Good to see that at least some people honor him.

Was there no other public?

Thanks, Rob. We need to do more in our country to honor him. He was a great human being and a great president. Rob, I didn't quite understand the question you ask.

Nice! I wasn't aware of this ceremony. Another thing to put on my list.....

This reenactment takes place every April 29 from 10am to 3pm. Changing of the Guard takes place very hour on the hour.

Wonderful! We need a lot more "remembering" of our country's heritage!

Beautiful images....

Thanks, Karen. I couldn't agree more, we do need a lot more remembering where we came from. I'm afraid there is very little attention given to this history being taught in our schools today.
 

Rob Zijlstra

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Rob, I didn't quite understand the question you ask.

I see in the pics no other people as the honor guards. I wondered if you had a good point from which to shoot or were there no other people there?
 
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I see in the pics no other people as the honor guards. I wondered if you had a good point from which to shoot or were there no other people there?

There were just two honor guards at a time, one at either of the coffin. They changed every hour on the hour. I was there when the capital opened at 9am.The program started at 10am, so I was there long before the crowds came. I saw various groups of people, some Vietnam veterans, some in uniform, a group of Hispanic veterans and as I was leaving, saw a couple of tour busses, one of Japanese tourists, and that was just an hour after it started. I was surprised how well thought of Lincoln was worldwide that so many people attended just for a reenactment.
 

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