East Room Funeral Scene
Harper's Weekly, May 6, 1865

Baptists and the American Civil War: April 19, 1865

Today is the funeral of the one whom many already consider the greatest president ever. The East Room of the White House hosts the funeral services for President Abraham Lincoln. It is packed with distinguished guests including military officers (present is General Ulysses S. Grant), government officials (Supreme Court justices, senators, representatives, cabinet members, state…