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Exhibit at the Indiana State Museum Feb. 7 - Jul. 5, 2015. In 19th century America, death was everywhere. Grieving practices and mourning rituals were rigid and complex. The advent of the Civil War and the staggering loss of life it caused changed the way the nation mourned, and when President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated, it took a grief-stricken nation to new heights of mourning. From a child’s coffin to a hair wreath, a field-surgeon’s kit to pieces of Lincoln’s funeral bier, this exhibition explores the dark corners of death in the 1800s – the changing attitudes, evolving customs, and the most famous funeral of the century. Read More
A weekly show where knowledge junkies get their fix of trivia-tastic information. This week, John looks at 20 facts about Abraham Lincoln. Read More
By early 1865, the end of the Civil War was finally in sight. Learn more about the final weeks of the war and the actions of Grant, Lee, and their armies that ultimately led to the fall of the Confederacy. Find the link at the bottom of this page or by following this link: Read More
On the morning of April 15, 1865, Lincoln died of his wound from an assassin’s bullet. From that day until his burial in Springfield on May 4, a stunned nation focused on the death and funeral of its President. To learn more about Lincoln’s assassination and how the nation mourned, click on the exhibit icons “O moody, tearful night!” and “We Mourn a Martyred Father” at the bottom of this page.
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