The date was April 13, 1861.
Jonathan Dillon was a watchmaker and watch repairer in Washington, D.C.
He was entrusted to repair President Abraham Lincoln's pocket watch.
He just received the news that the first shots of the Civil War were fired!
He had the watch of the President of his country in his hands.
What did he do?
You will be detectives and will unravel a fascinating turn of events in our nation's history!