Lincoln Saddle Cover

President Lincoln rode by horseback from the Wills house to the cemetery dedication site. You can see the woolen saddle cover he used at the Wills House.

Henry Sweney, a resident who lived on the parade route, recalled seeing a "living sea of human beings. But the greatest of the great men that honored this occasion was President Lincoln mounted on a beautiful bay charger between Seward and Chase. Like Saul of old he towered a head taller than any man. He sat gracefully bowing with a modest smile and uncovered head to the throng of women, men and children that greeted him from the doors and windows."

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