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Monthly Archives: March 2012

Monitor Log: 31 March 1862

Remarks  Monday March 31st/62   From Midnight to 4 AM  wind N.W. thick weather                                                                   Louis Stodder         From 4 to 8 A.M.  Gentle breezes from N.W. & cloudy received for the Gunners department 7 wrought iron shot & Ross sponges & rammers                                                                                                                                  Geo. Frederickson   From 8 AM toMeridian […]

Monitor Log: 30 March 1862

Remarks          Sunday March 30th/62   From midnight to 4 AM Thick rainy weather  Brisk breeze from NE                                                                                                                                     Geo. Frederickson   From 4 to 8 A.M. Wind and weather same                                                                                                                                                                                 William Flye   From 8 to Meridian Wind E.N.E. rainy disagreeable weather delivered to Tug 16 Buckets Coal                                                                                                                                                                      E.V.Gager   From Meridian to […]

Monitor Log: 29 March 1862

Remarks  Saturday March 29th/62   From Midnight to 4 A.M  Fresh breezes from east & clear weather ship very uncomfortable from quantity of water swishing over her decks                                                                                                                                                         William Flye   From 4 to 8 AM wind east 5 AM cloudy weather & AM workmen came off to work on Pilothouse                                                                                                                                                                                     E.V.Gager   From 8 to […]

An Answer to “Stupidity” & “Captain Ericsson, I congratulate you…” (Scientific American, 3/29/1862)

Last week I posted about a Scientific American article that called out the US Navy and government for their “stupidity” in regards to not building enough ironclad warships.  Ironically, exactly one week later, in what would have been the very next issue of Scientific American there was an article published on a new ironclad ship […]

Monitor Log: 28 March 1862

Remarks Friday March 28th 1862     From midnight to 4 AM. Wind W.S.W and weather clear                                                                                                                                                                                                         E.V.Gager From 4 to 8 AM. Fine clear weather and light westerly wind  several steamers arrived with troops                                                                                                                                       Louis N Stodder           From 8 A.M. to Meridian Fine weather wind light from […]

Monitor Log: 27 March 1862

Remarks Thursday Mch 27th/62   From Midnight to 4 AM weather getting clear wind NW swung to the flood at 2 AM                                                                                                                                                   Louis N Stodder   From 4 to 8 AM fine & pleasant weather.  light breezes from the northward received 5 wrought iron shot on board                                                                                                                                                           Geo. Frederickson   From 8 to […]

Music Monday: The Decemberists

This Music Monday’s song comes from a 2006 album called The Crane Wife by the Portland band The Decemberists. The album was picked by National Public Radio as the album of the year in 2006.  The Decemeberists could be considered a folk and/or indie rock band, and in the Civil War themed track “Yankee Bayonet” […]

Monitor Log: 26 March 1862

Remarks Wednesday Mch. 26th   From Midnight to 4 AM fine pleasant weather with light airs from northward swung to ebb at 4 AM                                                                                                                                              Geo. Frederickson   From 4 to 8 AM calm clear & pleasant  received on board 3 wrought iron shot                                                                                                                                                                              William Flye   From 8 to Meridian Light airs wind […]

Monitor Log: 25 March 1862

Remarks  Tuesday March 25th/62   Light airs from N.W. and cloudy                               From Midnight to 4 A.M.                                                                                                                                                                                                                   William Flye   From 4 to 8 AM  Light airs & fine weather at 8 AM workmen came on board with pieces of iron for Pilothouse                                                                                                                                        E.V. Gager   From 8 to Meridian fine weather wind […]

Monitor Log: 24 March 1862

Remarks  Monday March 24th/62   From Midnight to 4 AM wind west moderate breeze clear weather At 3 am a schooner swung around & carried away our Flag staff                                                                                                             E.V.G..   From 4 to 8 AM wind & weather same                                                                                                                                                                                  Louis N Stodder   From 8 to 12  Gentle breeze from west N.W. […]