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Monitor Log: 6 March 1862

And so, she left Brooklyn, bound for Hampton Roads. Unbeknownst to the men on board, the Monitor had new orders that day – to go immediately to Washington, D.C. for the defense of the capital. A vessel had been dispatched to intercept the Monitor and deliver the new orders, but she was already too far away.  The […]