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We Mourn a Martyred Father: The Funeral of Abraham Lincoln

On April 15, 1865, the nation awoke to the tragic news that President Abraham Lincoln had been assassinated by John Wilkes Booth and died early that morning.  The outpouring of love and respect for Lincoln and his family began immediately, and the subsequent weeks saw countless memorials, funerals, and programs honoring the martyred president.

The Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection includes hundreds of photographs, printed documents, manuscripts, and memorial objects related to Lincoln's funeral and the period of mourning following his death.  Learn more by clicking on the images above.