chapter ii

chapter ii

3.10.2009

Lincoln's Watch


Appropriately enough with the timing of the other Lincoln posts there was a new story in the news today about a secret message engraved in Abraham Lincoln's pocket watch. It has been rumored for over 150 years that there was a secret message inside and when curators at the National Museum of American History opened the watch...very carefully... there was in fact a message inside.

The first line says: "April 13, 1861. Fort Sumter was attacked by the rebels on the above date. J. Dillon." A second line reads: "April 13, 1861. Thank God we have a government. Jonathan Dillon."

Very cool.

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