Reception at Philadelphia by an immense procession; The remains conveyed to Independence Hall, where they lay in state thirty-two hours, passing the Sabbath in this sanctuary of the Republic; The dead President and the broken Bell; the tide of people pouring through the Hall to view the remains; Funeral services in the Philadelphia churches; Departure of the Funeral Cortege, and incidents of the journey through New Jersey.
CHAPTER VI .......pp 46
The funeral train arrives in New York; Magnificent reception and gorgeous procession; Ceaseless living tide through the City Hall for more than twenty-four hours, night and day, to see the face of the dead President; Another grand procession escorts the remains through the streets; Jewish, Catholic and Protestant divines vie with each other in demonstrations of respect to the memory of Abraham Lincoln; Oration of George Bancroft, Prayer by a Jewish Rabbi, and ode by William Cullen Bryant, all in Union Square; General Scott at the depot.
CHAPTER VII ......pp 59
Departure of the train from New York; Demonstrations opposite West Point, at Poughkeepsie and other places; Torchlight procession across the Hudson river; Arrival at Albany; The remains lying in State at the Capitol; Immense number of people visit the remains; Capture and death of Booth, the assassin; Gigantic procession escort the remains to the depot; Departure of the Funeral Cortege
CHAPTER VIII .....pp 65
Incidents of the journey from Albany to Buffalo; A panorama of torch lights, musical societies and bands, military and citizens, through the entire night: arrival at Buffalo, and reception there; Throngs of people view the remains; Canadians come over and take part in the demonstrations.
CHAPTER IX .......pp 72
Departure of the Funeral Cortege; Incidents of the journey, and demonstrations of sorrow along the line; Arrival at Cleveland, and magnificent reception; Temple erected for the purpose of exhibiting the remains; Gorgeous procession; Religious services; Throngs of people.
CHAPTER X ........pp 78
The Funeral Cortege takes its leave of Cleveland at midnight in a heavy rain storm; Manifestations of sorrow at all the stations and towns on the road; Arrival at Columbus; Demonstrations of sorrow by the invalid soldiers; Great procession; Oration by Hon. Job E. Stevenson; Departure from Columbus
CHAPTER XI .......pp 85
Incidents of the journey, and manifestations of sorrow along the road; Richmond and Dublin, and the Quakers of Wayne county, Indiana; Arrival at Indianapolis; The rain storm; Vast concourse of people view the remains throughout a rainy Sabbath; Rules and regulations for running the train; Departure at midnight.
CHAPTER XII ......pp 92
The people assemble in great numbers at all the towns and stations; Lafayette; Michigan City; Arrival at Chicago; Magnificent funeral arch; Signal guns and tolling of bells; Grand procession; Former rebel soldiers in the procession; Mottoes and inscriptions; Splendid decorations; Demonstrations of respect to deceased kings of England and to President Lincoln contrasted; Closing the coffin, and a torchlight procession to the depot; The departure.
CHAPTER XIII .....pp 106
Journey from Chicago; Demonstrations at stations and towns along the route; Joliet; Bloomington; Arrival at Springfield; The procession; The remains at the State House
CHAPTER XIV ......pp 113
Descriptions of the decorations at the State House; Governor's Mansion and the Lincoln residence; Mottoes and inscriptions; Money expended by the city of Springfield; Entertaining the vast multitude; Chicago Committee of One Hundred have their photographs taken in front of the Lincoln residence; People march past the remains the entire night; No cessation of visitors for twenty-four hours; Singing at the State House by two hundred and fifty voices; Funeral procession from the State House to Oak Ridge Cemetery; Religious services at the tomb; Funeral oration by Bishop Simpson; Closing scenes at Oak Ridge; Table of distances traveled by the Funeral Cortege.
CHAPTER XV .......pp 130
National Lincoln Monument Association; Construction of a temporary vault on the new State House grounds; Newly erected vault not used; Remains deposited in the public vault at Oak Ridge; Entry in the register; National Lincoln Monument Association organized under the laws of Illinois; Personnel of its members; Elects officers and adopts by-laws; Decides to build the monument in Oak Ridge and builds a temporary vault there; Advertise for designs for a monument; Adopt that offered by Larkin G. Mead; Entered into contract with Mr. Mead for the statuary; Order statue of Lincoln and United States Coat of Arms to be made; Contract with W. D. Richardson to build the architectural part of the monument.
CHAPTER XVI ......pp 141
Ground broken and work commenced on the monument; Statement of the assets of the Association; Executive or Building Committee; Description of the monument; Engraving of ground plan, with explanation; Engraving of terrace, with explanation; Engraving of elevation of the crypts, with explanation; Engraving of sectional view of the monument, with explanation; Ashlars, containing the names of the States; Engraving of round pedestal, with explanation; Engraving of U.S. Coat of Arms, with explanation; Engraving of the monument as it will appear when completed, with explanations.
CHAPTER XVII .....pp 156
History and description of the stone from the wall of Servius Tullius.
CHAPTER XVIII ....pp 163
History of the design and progress of the work; Criticisms on the statue of Lincoln; It is pronounced a signal success; Death of Thomas (Tad) Lincoln, and depositing his remains in the monument; Governor Palmer becomes a member of the Association; Remains of President Lincoln removed from the temporary vault into the crypt designed for it in the monument.
CHAPTER XIX ......pp 168
Raising the money to build the monument; Contributions by the Sunday School children; Colored people; Churches; Free Masons; Odd Fellows; Indians; Soldiers; Missionary sends money from Hong Kong, China; Sunday School in Alaska; Citizens of New York; of Boston; The only three States contributing to the funds; Work all paid for as far as completed; Tributes of the Nations, or Expressions of Condolence and Sympathy; Present membership of the Association; Executive Committee
CHAPTER XX .......pp 183
Report of the Association; Committee of the Association appointed to supervise the preparation of this chapter; Appropriation from the State of New York lapsed; Contribution of Charlotte Scott, the nucleus of the Freedmen's Lincoln Monument Fund, at St. Louis; Overture to turn that fund over to the N.L.M. Association at Springfield; Deliverance of A.M.E. Conference at Indianapolis; Interview of the author with Hon. James E. Yeatman; Letter from Hon. C.S. Greeley, Treasurer of the Western Sanitary Commission; Committee appointed to make arrangements for unveiling the statue of Lincoln; Committee visit Chicago and unexpectedly receive proposals to furnish a group of statuary; Visit New York, Boston and Chicopee; Encouraging report; Great conflagration at Chicago; The monument contrasted with our government at the beginning of the rebellion; Proposal to release citizens of Chicago from their promises; Decline to be released, and proposition to have the work go forward at once; Order given for the Infantry Group; Committee make another visit East; Another good report; Cavalry Group taken by Boston; Naval Group by New York; Artillery Group by Philadelphia; Another visit to Chicopee; Statue nearly completed; Hon. W.H. Seward invited to visit Springfield and deliver the oration; Declines on account of failing health; Renewal of the $10,000 contribution by the State of New York; Financial statement of the Treasurer of the N.L.M. Association; Letter from Gov. Morgan; Naval Group ordered.
CHAPTER XXI ......pp 199
History and description of Oak Ridge Cemetery, with a map.