New York and the Lincoln Specials: The President's Pre-Inaugural and Funeral Trains Cross the Empire State

New York and the Lincoln Specials: The President's Pre-Inaugural and Funeral Trains Cross the Empire State

by Joseph D. Collea


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781476670751
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 11/21/2018
Pages: 295
Sales rank: 821,110
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

After nearly 50 years in public education as a teacher and administrator, Joseph D. Collea, Jr., is now retired and lives in Scotia, New York.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

List of Maps ix

Preface and Acknowledgments 1

Introduction 5

 1. Welcome to the Empire State: The Journey Begins 9

 2. An Overwhelming Reception: Western New York Is Lincoln Country 19

 3. The Longest Day Begins: From Buffalo to Utica 29

 4. Next Stop, Utica: Gateway to the Mohawk Valley 42

 5. East Through the Valley: The Historic Route to the West in Reverse 53

 6. Arrival in Albany: Political Considerations Rule the Day 66

 7. The Last Leg Begins: Via an Improvised Route 83

 8. Troy Rejoices: An Unexpected Visitor Is Readily Embraced 98

 9. Down the Hudson Valley: The Run to New York City 107

10. New York City: The Last Stop in the Empire State 122

11. Final Hours in the Empire State: A Successful Stay Draws to an End 136

12. The Washington Years: When All the Joy Turned to Sorrow 150

13. Bringing the President Home: Funeral Arrangements Are Made 160

14. Return to New York: A City Pays Homage 166

15. Leaving the City: A Grand Procession to the Depot 181

16. Heading North: A Mournful Passage Up the Hudson Valley 192

17. Second Arrival in Albany: The State Capital Offers Its Last Respects 202

18. Into the Heartland: The Mohawk Valley Bids a Sad Farewell 220

19. From Utica to Syracuse: Places Large and Small Pay Homage 232

20. On Toward Buffalo: Western New York Offers Parting Tributes 242

21. Leaving the Empire State: The Long Goodbye Is Over 254

Appendix A: Presidents and Trains 265

Appendix B: Special Orders Governing the Safety of the Funeral Train 267

Chapter Notes 269

Bibliography 277

Index 281

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