To commemorate the 150th anniversary of Lincoln's death, New York's Path Through History highlights sites and events that explore President Lincoln, the Civil War and their connection to the Empire State.
New York helped propel Abraham Lincoln onto the national stage, and his presidency and legacy have deep ties to the state. His speech at New York City's Cooper Union transformed him into a compelling candidate for president. New Yorkers were leaders in America's anti-slavery movement that set the stage for the Civil War, and the state provided more money and soldiers to the war than any other, including Lincoln's General-in-Chief. The 1865 funeral train carrying Lincoln's slain body brought out tens of thousands of mourners both for public viewings in New York City, Albany and Buffalo, and all along the train route as well.
Visit the special exhibit, including the flag that laid on President Lincoln's coffin, at the NYS Capitoldedicated to Lincoln's memory and the contributions New York made to the Union effort and the Civil War.