February 11, 1861
Springfield, Illinois to Indianapolis, Indiana via Lafayette, Indiana. It was the last time Abraham Lincoln saw his adopted
home town of Springfield. First assassination attempt foiled.
February 12, 1861
Indianapolis, Indiana to Cincinnati, Ohio. Abraham Lincoln's 52nd birthday.
Lincoln first learns of an assassination plot planned in the Baltimore, Maryland area.
Perhaps the largest crowd to greet the train was at Cincinnati where over 100,000 people were present.
February 13, 1861
Cincinnati, Ohio to Columbus, Ohio via Xenia, Ohio.
Dayton, Ohio route quietly avoided, thought to be due to radical Dayton Copperhead faction.
Second assassination attempt foiled.
February 14, 1861
Columbus, Ohio to Allegheny City/Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania via Mingo Junction and Yellow Creek, Ohio
Passed through five tunnels and delayed nearly four hours by blocked tracks near Freedom, Pennsylvania.
February 15, 1861
Allegheny City/Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to Cleveland, Ohio via Yellow Creek, Ohio.
Weather turned bad, cannon breaks glass out of restaurant where presidential part was dining
February 16, 1861
Cleveland, Ohio to Buffalo, New York via Erie, Pennsylvania
February 17, 1861
Day of rest and worship at Buffalo, New York
February 18, 1861
Buffalo, New York to Albany, New York via Rochester, New York
Snow storm along the route.
February 19, 1861
Albany, New York to New York, New York via Troy and East Albany along the east side of the Hudson River
February 20, 1861
New York City speeches
February 21, 1861
Sailed across the Hudson River in a ferry boat, John P. Jackson.
New York, New York to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania via Jersey City, Newark and Trenton, New Jersey
Speaks at New Jersey Statehouse and arrives at Philadelphia late afternoon.
February 22, 1861
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania via Paoli, Pennsylvania.
Early morning, speaks at Independence Hall in Philadelphia then, raises flag there.
Inaugural Train departs for Harrisburg at 9:00 a.m. Lincoln speaks to Pennsylvania Legislature.
On this night Lincoln was snuck out of Harrisburg and back to Philadelphia. Throughout the night he was was transported to Washington via Wilmington, Delaware and Baltimore, Maryland to avoid an assassination plot.
February 23, 1861
Lincoln arrives in Washington, D.C. in the dawning hours under Pinkerton Guard.
The Lincoln Inaugural Train completes it final leg of the journey from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania to Washington, D.C. via York, Pennsylvania and Baltimore, Maryland but without Abraham Lincoln.
Third assassination attempt foiled.
The journey was 1,904 miles in length, about half this route was retraced for the 1865 funeral of Abraham Lincoln.