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Daily Archives: March 5, 2012

A Revolutionary Contribution

While browsing a Library of Congress catalogue online, I came across the print of a ship I did not expect to appear in a search for civil war images: the USS Constitution.  Old Ironsides, as she became known, set sail for the first time on October 21, 1797.  One of six frigates commissioned by George […]

Monitor Log: 5 March 1862

Wednesday March 5th 1862   Comes in thick & hazy wind NE. from Midnight to 4 AM as above                                                                                                                               Geo Frederickson          From 4 to 8 AM cloudy & overcast, wind from N.E                                                                                                                                 Louis Stodder       From 8 to 12 AM wind & weather same, Mechanics at work on board […]