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Daily Archives: May 7, 2012

Monitor Log: 7 May 1862 – Lincoln Visits

The Monitor Boys had an important visitor 150 years ago, today. William Keeler recalled that as Lincoln came alongside the Monitor, he saw Lincoln’s “lip quiver & his frame tremble with strong emotion & imagined that the terrible drama in these waters…was passing in review before him.”  Lincoln “examined everything about the vessel with care, manifesting […]