Follow Abraham Lincoln's thirteen-day train journey from his home in Springfield, Illinois, to his inauguration in Washington, D.C. The trip became a personal triumph as Lincoln spoke to enthusiastic , welcoming crowds everywhere, from small towns to state capitals, until he cut the trip short because of a suspected assassination plot. View 1861 newspaper accounts and images that detail what happened on each day of the trip. About this map Begin February 23 February 22 February 21 February 20 February 19 February 18 February 17 February 16 February 15 February 14 February 13 February 12 February 11
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Springfield, IL to Indianapolis, IN
Indianapolis, IN to Cincinnati, OH
Cincinnati, OH to Columbus, OH
Columbus, OH to Pittsburgh, PA
Pittsburgh, PA to Cleveland, OH
Cleveland, OH to Buffalo, NY
Buffalo, NY
Buffalo, NY to Albany, NY
Albany, NY to New York, NY
New York, NY
New York, NY to Philadelphia, PA
Philadelphia, PA to Harrisburg, PA
Washington, DC