Kentucky Museum http://wkyufm.org en On A Historical Note: New Lincoln Artifact on Display at WKU http://wkyufm.org/post/historical-note-new-lincoln-artifact-display-wku <p></p><p></p><p><br>A new piece of American history is now on display at the Kentucky Museum, but if you don’t look closely, you might miss it.<br><br>The handwritten note from 1864 measures only three inches by three inches, but comes with enormous historical significance. It was written by Abraham Lincoln.<br><br>“If it were in anyone else’s hand, it would be insignificant,” said Timothy Mullin, head of the Department of Library Special Collections at WKU.&nbsp; “But because it is Lincoln, and because it refers to the oath and it really is the essence of how he wanted the war to end.”<br><br>The note is dated March 31, 1864 and is written on behalf of a Confederate prisoner of war. It indicates that he’s taken an oath of allegiance to the Union and is to be set free.<br><br>The Kentucky Museum has several Lincoln artifacts, but Mullin notes, this one is special.<br> Tue, 24 Sep 2013 18:22:19 +0000 Emil Moffatt 37509 at http://wkyufm.org On A Historical Note: New Lincoln Artifact on Display at WKU