Lehman to speak on funeral trains for Lincoln and Grant

NEW SCOTLAND —  “Victory Turned Into Mourning” — a farewell to Abraham Lincoln and Ulysses S. Grant at the New York State Capitol — will be the program presented by Stuart Lehman at the New Scotland Historical Association to Tuesday, April 7.

The funeral trains for both Lincoln, 150 years ago, and Grant, 130 years ago, stopped in Albany and their bodies lay in state at the New York State Capitol.  These sad stories will be told, along with significant details that have not been included in the many books written on these subjects. 

Lehman is a member of the New Scotland Historical Association, and the Education Coordinator for the State Capitol.  He is an 18th-Century and Civil War Period re-enactor.  He formerly worked with the New York State Bureau of Historic Sites at Schuyler Mansion, Herkimer Home, and Senate House, as well as the National Park Service at the Saratoga Battlefield.  He graduated from Clayton A. Bouton High School in Voorheesville and Hartwick College in Oneonta, New York. 

Please come join us for this program, which is free and open to the public.  The toalk will be held at the Wyman Osterhout Community Center, off of Route 85, in New Salem, April 7, 2015, from 7:30 to 9 p.m.  For more information, call 765-4212.

Editor’s note: Ethie Moak is the publicity chairwoman for the New Scotland Historical Association.

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