Oak Ridge Cemetery

Military Times

The cemetery where Abraham Lincoln rests has a new monument, honoring those awarded a Purple Heart. It was dedicated and turned over to the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency yesterday, on National Purple Heart Day.

"We few, we happy few, we band of brothers; for he to-day that sheds his blood with me shall be my brother."

That quote, from Shakespeare's "Henry V" is inscribed on the new granite monument.

The organizers of a re-enactment marking the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's funeral say it will include cannon fire and an estimated 2,000 civilian and military re-enactors.

Springfield ordinances for Lincoln's funeral unearthed

Apr 25, 2014
Lee Strubinger / Illinois Public Radio/WUIS

Organizers are getting ready for next year’s anniversary reenactment of Abraham Lincoln’s funeral. The Coalition received a gift from the City of Springfield, four resolutions the city adopted for the funeral in April 1865.

Lincoln's tomb to close for renovations

Aug 5, 2013

Abraham Lincoln's tomb in Springfield is slated to close for renovations starting in October. The city's Convention and Visitor's Bureau says the renovations will take place on the underground part of the monument, usually open to the public.