Can someone please explain to me why the emergence of this new Lincoln document is so important. This morning it even showed up as a news item on AOL News. The letter tells us nothing new and I assume that this isn’t the first Lincoln letter uncovered in recent years. I would love to know how this story took off and spread so quickly. Listening to both Brian Williams of NBC and Katie Couric of CBS mention Lincoln, Gettysburg, and Robert E. Lee sounded so surreal to me and I can’t quite explain why.