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Daily Archives: March 29, 2012

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 […]