Lincoln’s McLean ties Stressed at Funeral Train Remembrance

This week McLean County officials and residents reflected on the Lincoln Funeral Train stop in Bloomington on the way to his final rest in Springfield in May, 1865. Did you know that Bloomington residents comprised many of President Lincoln’s political team, including David Davis and Jesse Fell, who were instrumental to Lincoln’s nomination and election to the presidency?

Following Lincoln’s funeral, the Pantagraph reported “more people from McLean County had been transported to and from Springfield in the last week than ever before” to mourn their fallen friend.