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Daily Archives: May 12, 2012

Monitor Log: 12 May 1862

As the Monitor steamed up the James River towards Richmond, she was following in the path of the original Jamestown colonists who had made their way up the James  255 years before that very week.  Off Jamestown Island, the Monitor‘s paymaster, William Keeler, reflected on this moment: “About noon we arrived at Jamestown & found the […]