Sunday, April 19, 2015

Lincoln Funeral Train Commemoration

The first event in Hudson's sesquicentennial commemoration of the assassination of Abraham Lincoln and the journey of his funeral train through the Hudson Valley takes place this afternoon, when the 77th New York Regimental Balladeers present a musical tribute to the life and times of Lincoln called Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory. The concert takes place at 3 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, 369 Warren Street.

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  1. Lincoln's inaugural train.

    President Lincoln in Hudson.
    Enthusiastic reception on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 1861. President Abraham Lincoln, on his inaugural trip to Washington, while passing down the H.R.R. the train halted at the depot in this city (Hudson) for a short time, on the approach of the train, and during its stoppage, cannon were fired from Promenade Hill, bands played patriotic music, and the crowd assembled "Hurrahed" with great enthusiasm.

    The above entry is taken from the book "The Hudsonian, old times and new", by Rob't M. Terry, 1864.