Saturday, February 7, 2015

Press Conference and Commemoration

Our congressman, Chris Gibson, who recently voted to repeal the Affordable Care Act, is planning to hold a press conference at the Hudson Amtrak station at 11:30 or 12 noon (depending on the trains) on Monday, February 9, to kick off the sesquicentennial commemoration of the Lincoln Funeral Train. Gibson's press conference may be canceled if the snow predicted for tomorrow and Monday actually happens.

The train bearing the body of Abraham Lincoln, en route from Washington, D.C., to Springfield, Illinois, stopped briefly in Hudson at 9:45 p.m. on April 25, 1865. Plans are underway to re-create what occurred when the funeral train stopped here 150 years ago. In his journal, Adjutant General Edward D. Townsend, commander of the funeral train, described the scene in Hudson that night as "one of the most weird ever witnessed."


  1. Having Chris Gibson involved continues the "weird" tradition !

  2. Linking the ACA to Lincoln's poor medical care is almost too subtle!

  3. If only the ACA was around in 1865, Lincoln would still be alive!

  4. As a lame duck congressmen Gibson will not be able to deliver much, but as a senator he might just fill empty upstate coffers with the "dead presidents" needed for real growth.

  5. It's best to seek if one needs to purchase a ticket in advance at the Amtrak Sta. for the future re-enactment of Lincoln's Funeral train arriving in Hudson. I'm sure that the HBB'S (Hudson by birth or as gossips refers to them, Hudson born and bred) will scoff-up all standing space based on their deep interests in Hudson History.
    What a waste of taxpayers money. Or is this another Grant item.