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Daily Archives: May 3, 2012

Monitor Log: 3 May 1862

While they could not see the action up the York River – the men of the Monitor could certainly hear it. General McClellan had been preparing to lay siege to Yorktown  – a plan he intended to carry out on May 5.   McClellan believed that was the best way to combat the 120,000 Confederate troops he […]