Two Major Lincoln Discoveries Found

March 11, 2009

Washington D.C. (ChattahBox) – Former President Abraham Lincoln is having quite a week.

First, a legend of a secret inscription engraved by a watchmaker into President Abraham Lincoln’s watch (shown) has just been substantiated.

Jonathan Dillon, a watchmaker who was given Lincoln’s watch to repair, was working on it when the first shots were fired that signaled the beginning of the Civil War.

Dillon, who was still working on the inside of the watch, decided to leave an inscription behind to memorialize the event, and the story has been kept close to his family’s heart ever since.

But after the watch made it’s way to the Smithsonian, the story was forgotten, and it was only last month that the man’s great-great-grandson reminded the museum of the legend. The Smithsonian chose to investigate, and they were shocked by what they found.

Inside the watch’s clockwork was the following message:

“April 13 – 1861

Fort Sumpter (sic) was attacked by rebels on the above date. J Dillon.

April 13 – 1861, Washington

Thank God we have a government.”

Second, a photograph has been found inside the old family album of Ulysses S. Grant.

His great-great-grandson, Ulysses S. Grant VI, has found a photograph of Lincoln standing outside the White House. An inscription, thought to have been written by General Grant’s son, Jesse Grant, is written on the back, saying “”Lincoln in front of the White House.”

It is believed that it might be the last picture taken before the great president’s assassination.


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