Pop Culture
Mar 12, 2009, 06:00AM

Suprising history

For all you history buffs/nerds out there: a secret message was etched into the gears of Abraham Lincoln's watch on the day Ft. Sumpter was attacked.

Very cool:

The engraving, by watchmaker Jonathan Dillon, is dated April 13, 1861, and reads in part: "Fort Sumpter was attacked by the rebels" and "thank God we have a government."


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