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Monitor Log: 11 September 1862

Our journey through the Monitor‘s logbook ends today. Thomas Stevens turned over command to John P. Bankhead and a new logbook was started on September 12, 1862. That log presumably still lies at the bottom of the sea, along with the Monitor. Remarks Sept 11th /1862   Commences & till 4 With fresh breezes from the N.E […]

Monitor Log: 10 September 1862

Remarks Sept 10th /62   Commences & till 4 Wind N.E & rain squalls                                                                     Louis Stodder     From 4 to 8 Strong breeze from the N.E & squally weather with showers of rain  at 6 the St[eame]r Morse went up the river                                                                                                    [Not Signed]                                                               From 8 to Meridian Wind N & E[astwar]d  […]

Monitor Log: 9 September 1862

Remarks Sept 9th /62   Commences & till 4 Clear & pleasant weather.  Wind light from the E[astwar]d                                            Geo. Frederickson             From 4 to 8 At 6 the Mahaska went up the river  Wind  N &.E[eastwar]d weather clear                                                                                                                                                                                                                  S.D. Greene     From 8 to Meridian Moderate breeze from the N.E. […]

Monitor Log: 8 September 1862

Remarks Sep 8/62   Commences & till 4 Calm.  Weather clear                                                               S.D. Greene     From 4 to 8 light wind from the S.E & pleasant weather  At 5.30 the Genesee went up the river. At 7.45 the coal sch[ooner] Trade Winds came along side.                                    William Flye     From 8 to Meridian Wind S.E. […]

Monitor Log: 7 September 1862

Remarks Sep 7th /62   Commences & till 4 Moderate breeze from the south & pleasant weather           WF.  William Flye     From 4 to 8 Wind & weather same.  St[eame]r Mahaska went down the river                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Louis Stodder     From 8 to Meridian Wind E.N.E & clear pleasant weather.   at 9.20 […]

Monitor Log: 6 September 1862

Remarks Sep 6th /62   Commences & till 4 Wind S & E[astwar]d weather clear & cold                                 Louis Stodder                 From 4 to 8 At 6 the Genesee & Mahaska went up the river   Wind S.W light & clear pleasant weather                                                                                                                                                                                 GF.  Geo. Frederickson     From 8 to Meridian […]

Monitor Log: 5 September 1862

The body of wardroom steward Lawrence Murray, who had rolled overboard and drowned on September 2, 1862, was recovered on this day 150 years ago. Remarks Sep 5/62   Commences & till 4 Wind N.E with clear & pleasant weather                                                                                                                                    GF  Geo. Frederickson     From 4 to 8 Wind N[orthwar]d & E[astwar]d. […]

Monitor Log: 4 September 1862

Remarks Sept 4/62        Commences & till 4 Calm & clear weather.  The Mahaska & Morse went up the river                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          SDG  S.D. Greene     From 4 to 8 Wind & weather same                                                                        W.F.  William Flye     From 8 to Meridian Wind E & clear                                                                                               Louis Stodder     From Meridian […]

Monitor Log: 3 September 1862

Remarks Sept 3/62   Commences & till 4 Moderate breezes from the N .W & clear cold weather         WF.  William Flye     From 4 to 8 Wind & weather same. Mahaska & Cimerron went up the river                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Louis Stodder     From 8 to Meridian Wind W[estwar]d weather clear                                                                                                                                                               […]

Monitor Log: 2 September 1862

September 2nd was a grim day on the Monitor.  Sadly, Wardroom Steward Lawrence Murray, whom we met back on March 3rd in an event that did not show him at his best, died on this day. The logbook entry below records the event rather matter of factly. But crewman George Geer went into far more detail in […]