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00000174-b11b-ddc3-a1fc-bfdbb1a20000The Schreiner University Department of History is honoring the sesquicentennial of the American Civil War with a series of short vignettes focusing on events from 1861 through 1865. The Civil War was the most destructive conflict in American history, but it was also one of our most defining moments as a people and as a nation. Let us know what you think about "This Week in the Civil War." E-mail your comments to Dr. John Huddleston at jhuddles@schreiner.edu.Airs: Weekdays at 5:19 a.m., 8:19 a.m., 4:19 p.m. on KTXI and 4:49 a.m., 9:29 p.m. on KSTX.

This Week in the Civil War - #1085

  Abraham Lincoln was buried at Springfield, Illinois on Thursday, May 4, 1865.  Lincoln’s body and the remains of his son William Wallace Lincoln who had died in 1863 were brought from Washington, D.C. by funeral train, accompanied by numerous dignitaries, but not Mary Todd Lincoln who remained at the White House because she was too distraught to make the trip..  The train retraced the route Lincoln had traveled to Washington as the president-elect on his way to his first inauguration, and millions of Americans viewed the train along its route.  With hundreds in attendance and after a simple but dignified ceremony, Lincoln was interred at Oak Ridge Cemetery in Springfield.  His tomb today includes a 117-foot tall, granite obelisk surmounted with several bronze statues of Lincoln, constructed by 1874.