"Jonathan Dillon  April 13-1861  Fort Sumpter [sic] was attacked by the rebels on the above date J Dillon  April 13-1861  Washington Thank God we have a government  Jonth Dillon" - Message written on Lincoln's pocketwatch by his watchmaker after learning that the first shot of the Civil War was fired. Lincoln never knew about this message.

Retronaut - Secret Message in Lincolns Pocketwatch ‘In 2009 the Smithsonian found a “secret” message engraved in Abraham Lincoln’s watch by a watchmaker who was repairing it in 1861 when news of the attack on Fort Sumter reached Washington, D.

44 Facts About United States Presidents That Will Blow Your Mind

44 Facts About United States Presidents That Will Blow Your Mind (I& more or less liked Calvin Coolidge since fifth grade, and it& just been further confirmed.

An account of the first doctor to reach Abraham Lincoln after he was shot at Ford's Theater, has been discovered in the US National Archives.

Account of doctor who treated Abraham Lincoln after he was shot found

An account of the first doctor to reach Abraham Lincoln after he was shot in a Washington theatre, has been discovered in the US National Archives.

Mary Todd Lincoln with sons Willie and Tad.

Mary Lincoln with Willie (left) and Tad (right), taken at the Preston Butler studio, Washington, November For several paranormal encounters involving the Lincoln boys, see The Paranormal Presidency and also Ghosts and Haunts of the Civil War.

Blood stains on the chair from Ford's Theatre State Box which Lincoln was sitting in while assassinated by the scoundrel, J. Wilkes Booth on April 14, 1865.  *s*

Lincoln's Chair from Ford's Theater, Henry Ford Museum, Dearborn, Michigan. A Sacred Relic as far as I'm concerned (along with the bed he died in and his pillow across the street from Ford theater in DC.

Petersen House, where Abraham Lincoln was carried and died after assassin John Wilkes Booth mortally wounded him across the street at Ford's Theatre, Washington, D.C.  [As house stands and looks today]

The Petersen House where Abraham Lincoln was carried and died died on April 1865 after assassin John Wilkes Booth mortally wounded him across the street at Ford's Theatre, Washington, D. [This photo shows how the house stands and looks today]

Laura Keene, starring actress in "Our American Cousin" at Ford's Theatre April 14, 1865. She was in the wings ready to go back on stage when friend and fellow actor, J. Wilkes Booth leaped to the stage from the Presidential Box and defiantly shouts at the audience before limping off stage and escaping into the night.  *s*

Laura Keene, starring actress in "Our American Cousin" at Ford's Theatre April…

President Abraham Lincoln's casket laying in state at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus, Ohio on April 29, 1865.

President Abraham Lincoln’s coffin in the Ohio Statehouse, April Ohio History Connection.

Remains from Lincoln’s Last Day: The great, nation-shaping accomplishments of Lincoln’s day happened only because the South, always with an eye on protecting slavery and an estate-owning aristocracy, had left the union — ridding Congress of the naysayers. Today, the South is solidly Republican and solidly obstructionist. The party is also solidly white, many fail to recognize the active, toxic legacy of the Confederacy. What unites the Republican Party, on the 150th anniversary of the murder…

Remains From Lincoln’s Last Day

Lincoln and Hamlin Campaign Button

How a Speech in New York City Propelled Lincoln to the White House

Images of Abraham Lincoln and the 1860 Campaign for President: A Lincoln-Hamlin Campaign Button

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