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The Lincoln Funeral Train

On April 21, 1865, a train carrying the coffin of assassinated President Abraham Lincoln departed Washington, D.C. on its way to Springfield, Illinois, where he would be buried on May 4. The train carried Lincoln’s body through 180 cities and seven states on its way to Lincoln’s home state of Illinois.  At each stop, the…

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The First Ghosts of the United States Capitol Building

“The Capitol at Washington is probably the most thoroughly haunted building in the world. Not less than fifteen well-authenticated ghosts infest it, and some of them are of a more than ordinarily alarming character.”– Published in the Philadelphia Press, October 2, 1898   The United States Capitol is considered one of the most haunted buildings in…

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