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Daily Archives: April 16, 2012

Music Monday: Steve Earle and the Del McCoury Band

The song “Dixieland” by Steve Earle and the Del McCoury Band tells the story of a man who immigrated from Europe to America and then fought for the Union in the Civil War.  This folk sounding tune is accompanied with banjo in the background which goes perfect with a song about “goin’ down to Dixieland.”  […]

Monitor Log: 16 April 1862

Boys will be boys – and the Monitor boys were no exception.  In todays log entry, we see that seamen James Fenwick and Charles Sylvester got into a fight on this day 150 years ago and were “ironed together” as punishment. As the weather was turning during the afternoon watch, it is likely that they were […]