Jubilation over the surrender of the Confederacy was quickly replaced by sorrow and anger over the assassination of President Lincoln at Ford's Theatre on April 14.
During the national period of mourning Lincoln’s body traveled by train throughout the North, on its way to his eventual grave in Springfield, Illinois. The train arrived in Philadelphia in the afternoon of Saturday, April 22 and lay in state at Independence Hall through Sunday evening, April 23. City officials estimated that some 300,000 Philadelphians paid their repects, with large crowds left standing in the street when the doors closed Sunday evening.
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