Fascinating facts and a few mysteries amid the Lincoln artifacts

Senior military historian and curator Gordon L. Jones is standing in the middle of an Atlanta History Center gallery packed with powerhouse documents, literal pages from early American history, his eyes focusing on something almost invisible.

It’s a string, not much more than a thread really, tying the left temple to the frame of Abraham Lincoln’s wire-rimmed spectacles, one of the items in his pockets the night he was assassinated.

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