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Daily Archives: January 30, 2012

Music Monday: Bishop Allen

On the 150th anniversary on the launching of the USS Monitor it is only right that this Music Monday will be dedicated to an indie rock band named Bishop Allen.  Just like the famous ironclad, Bishop Allen is from Brooklyn, New York, a fact that is not missed by the band.  In their 2007 The […]

…she was launched successfully

When we last left John Worden, he had just taken command of a partially-built vessel that had no guns.  Each time guns designated for the Monitor would arrive, they would be commandeered by a vessel that was ready to fight, and so Worden waited.  By January 24, 1862, the guns were still not on board and Worden […]