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Monthly Archives: May 2012

The Battle of Seven Pines, Part 1

Howdy folks, and welcome back to the good ol’ blog! Today’s tidbit about me is: in college, I once volunteered to set up, take down and work a T-Pain concert. The show was not only laughably and painfully bad, but it had the most ridiculously silly mascot I’ve ever seen: a giant blue teddy bear […]

The Lay of the Land: A Topographer’s View of the Civil War

A while ago, I introduced you to some Civil War photographers in an attempt to demonstrate the importance of those who served their country in a capacity other than that of a general or conventional soldier.  As the Union clashed with the Confederacy, one did not have to pick up a gun to aid in […]

Monitor Log: 31 May 1862

Remarks Saturday May 31/62   Midnight until 4 A.M Commences and until 4 AM   Heavy rain with thunder & Lightning, wind variable [?] at N.W.        E.V. Gager.     4 to 8 AM       Wind S.E & cloudy, Gunboat Ponce de Leon came down the river                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Louis Stodder     8 to Meridian […]

The Importance of Logistics

Hello again readers, and welcome back to the good ol’ blog! Today’s tidbit about me is: I loved riding a bike, I love driving my car, but I have absolutely no desire to ever combine the two by driving or owning a motorcycle.   So 150 years ago today, the Union army marched up the […]

Monitor Log: 30 May 1862

Remarks Friday May 30th 62   Midnight to 4 AM Wind & weather same                                                                        Louis Stodder     4 to 8 AM Wind S.W Fine weather & passing clouds  at 5 AM Gunboat Mahaska & Jacob Bell went down the river                                                                                                                                                         Geo. Frederickson     8 to Meridian Same wind & weather.  At 11 […]

Monitor Log: 29 May 1862

Remarks Thursday May 29/62   Midnight to 4 A.M Light & baffling airs from N.E & pleasant weather                                                    Geo Frederickson     4 To 8 AM Light airs from the North & clear pleasant weather At 6.15 the Gunboat Jacob Bell arrived from Fortress Monroe                                                                                                                                                        William Flye     8 to Meridian Light […]

Monitor Log: 28 May 1862

Remarks Wednesday May 28th/62   Midnight to 4 A.M Moderate breezes from S.W & clear, pleasant weather  at 4 AM. Gunboats Stepping Stones & Island Belle got under way & proceeded down the river.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    William Flye       4 to 8 A.M. Wind & weather same                                                             E.V. Gager     8 to Meridian […]

Monitor Log: 27 May 1862

Remarks Tuesday May 27/62   Midnight to 4 AM Wind N.E & rain                                                                                 E.V.Gager     4 to 8 A. M Wind N.E & rainy at 7 AM saw a flag of truce on shore sent the boat found to be darkies returned on board                                                                     Louis Stodder     8 to Meridian Strong breeze from […]

Monitor Log: 26 May 1862

Remarks Monday May 26th/62   Midnight to 4 A.M Wind North & pleasant                                                                       Louis Stodder       4 to 8 A.M Fresh breeze from the N.E & cloudy,  at 5. AM sent the boat ashore after two rebel deserters and  delivered them up to the flag ship                                       Geo. Frederickson     8 to Meridian […]

Monitor Log: 25 May 1862

Remarks Sunday May 25th/1862   Midnight to 4 A.M Light breeze from N.E with thick hazy weather                    Geo. Frederickson     4 to 8 A.M Light breeze from N.E & cloudy weather                              William Flye     8 to Meridian Wind N.N.E & fine weather.  Str Dragon and Maratanza proceeded up the river.  Port Royal & […]