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Monthly Archives: March 2012

150 Years of “Stupidity”?

A few weeks prior I made post about Abraham Lincoln suspending habeas corpus and the role of civil liberties during war time.  I am happy to report that the writers of Scientific American were apparently not too worried about the rights of the press being infringed upon during the Civil War.  In an article published […]

A Substantial Loss

The year 1862 laid witness not only to the Battle of Hampton Roads, Antietam, and other infamous battles of the Civil War, but a tragedy in President Lincoln’s own household.  On February 20, 1862, Lincoln’s third son, Willie, passed away from Typhoid fever.  As a young boy, he was committed to his studies and enjoyed spending […]

Monitor Log: 23 March 1862

Remarks Sunday March 23/62   From Midnight to 4 AM wind & weather same                                                                                                                                                                                Louis N Stodder   From 4 to 8 A.M. Fine pleasant weather wind N.W.                                                                                                                                                            Geo. Frederickson   From 8 to 12 AM wind & weather same                                                                                                                                                                               William Flye   From 12 to 4 PM  wind N.W. moderate […]

Monitor Log: 22 March 1862

Remarks  Saturday March 22/62   From Midnight to 4 AM Clear wind southwest                                                                                                                                                                                Geo. Frederickson   From 4 to 8AM  First part clear  latter part cloudy wind W.S.W. fresh.  –Two propellers arrives with troops                                                                                                             William Flye   From 8 to Meridian Wind & weather same                                                                                                                                                                            E.V. Gager   From 12 to 4 […]

Monitor Log: 21 March 1862

Remarks Friday March 21st 1862   From Midnight to 4 AM foggy, wind light and variable                                                                                                                    William Flye   From 4 to 8 A.M. wind variable, weather improving                                                                                                                         E.V. Gager   From 8 AM to Meridian. fine weather, calm.  At 11 A.M. the tug boat Young America came alongside, and brought an anchor […]

Monitor Log: 20 March 1862

Remarks  Thursday March 20, 1862     From Midnight to 4 AM dark & rainy. Wind N.E. fresh.                                                                                                                  EVG   From 4 AM to 8 A.M. thick, rainy weather.  Wind N.E. strong                                                                                                                   L. N. Stodder From 8 AM to Meridian wind and weather the same.                                                                                                                                                                       Geo. Frederickson   From Meridian to 4 […]

Monitor Log: 19 March 1862

Remarks          19th March, 1862   From Midnight to 4 A.M. Pleasant weather wind N.N.W.                                                                                                                                                                                  LN Stodder   From 4 to 8 A.M. Wind and weather same                                                                                                                                  Geo. Frederickson   From 8 A.M. to Meridian, moderate ESE wind & pleasant.  At 9 AM called all hands to quarters.  Mechanics employed on board.                                                                                                                                            […]

Music Monday: Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers

Seeing Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers as this week’s Music Monday artist is probably not much of a shocker to people since the band is an American classic in rock n roll it is no big surprise that one of their songs is partially about the Civil War.   Most people that are familiar  with the […]

Ironclad Search Engines

With the 150 Anniversary of the Battle of Hampton Roads wrapped up I thought it would be fun to once again battle the two famous ironclads.  Luckily this battle will be less violent, less dangerous, and ultimately has no impact on the course of naval history. But that doesn’t mean it can’t be fun! The […]

Monitor Log: 18 March 1862

Tuesday March 18, 1862                 Remarks.   From Midnight to 4 AM comes in with fine pleasant weather. and light airs from N.E.  a flame seen in the direction of Norfolk.                                                                                                                                                     Geo. Frederickson   From 4 to 8 A.M. light air from N.E. and clear pleasant weather.  Mechanics employed on board                                                                                                                                               William Flye   […]