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Daily Archives: May 22, 2012

Early Submarines Part 2

Well hey there, readers – good to see you again! After all, it’s been SO LONG since I’ve posted on the good ol’ blog… (yes that was sarcasm). Today’s (second) tidbit about me is: in terms of climate and setting preferences, although I like the warm summer of the beach, I prefer the cool autumn […]

Cartomania

Collecting cards has been a hobby of Americans for far longer than many may realize.  Today, someone might have a signed baseball card of Mickey Mantle or Hank Aaron on their shelf, no doubt an excellent conversation piece and noteworthy specimen of Americana.  However, in the 1860’s, the portraits of a very different kind of […]

Early Submarines Part 1

Hello readers, and welcome back to the good ol’ blog! Today’s tidbit about me is: I’m a fan of football and ice hockey, but I find soccer to be one of the most tedious sports ever.   In my second Blog post, I discussed how the world responded to the first armed contest between ironclad […]

Monitor Log: 22 May 1862

Remarks Thursday May 22nd/62   Midnight to 4 A.M Wind west & pleasant.  heard two shots.  supposed them to be fired at us from the Riflemen on shore                                    Louis Stodder     4 to 8 A.M Light breezes from the Southd and clear pleasant weather.  at 7.30 hauled alongside of a schooner & got ready […]