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Real News From The Blaze:' Could One of Lincoln's Most Famous Letters Be Written By Someone Else?

A civil war widow wrote to the State of Massachusetts about the fact that she had lost five sons to the Civil War. The state in turn reached out to President Lincoln who famously penned a letter to the widow, one so poignant in its remembrance of the sacrifices of her sons, it is considered the 3rd pillar of Lincoln’s most famous writings. Spielberg used it in “Saving Private Ryan,” George W. Bush read it at Ground Zero. But now many scholars are coming around to the belief that the letter was actually written by the president's secretary, not Lincoln. "Real History" this week examines the letter’s history, and it’s controversy. Here's a clip:

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