Talk about “hidden history”…

Apparently, President Abraham Lincoln never knew it, but he carried around, for the entirety of the Civil War, a watch with a hidden message commemorating the war’s start.  According to Reuters, Lincoln’s watchmaker inscribed a short dedication behind the dial of the President’s pocketwatch lamenting the Confederate attack on Ft. Sumter and praising the fact that the US Government still stood.  And for 148 years, nobody suspected, except for the man himself, who had mentioned it almost a half-century later.

It’s astounding how history still lays there, just under the surface, waiting to be uncovered.

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