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Monthly Archives: June 2012

Monitor Log: 30 June 1862

Log of U S St[eame]r Monitor       Lieut Wm N Jeffers Comdg Remarks June 30th /62   Commences & till 4 AM Wind S.W & cloudy. Lightning in S.E                       Geo. Frederickson     From 4 to 8   Light airs from the S.W & pleasant.  Heard musketry & artillery in N.W until 7.30 Galena went up […]

Monitor Log: 29 June 1862

Remarks June 29/62   Commences & till 4 AM With Light airs from S & cloudy weather & mist at intervals.  Lights of fires in the S.W & N.E have been visible during the watch                                                                                                                                               William Flye     From 4 to 8 Light airs & cloudy.  4.30 Galena got underweigh & […]

Fighting Doubles

Hello everyone, and welcome back to the good ol’ blog! Today’s tidbit about me is: I usually play video games in my spare time, when I’m not socializing or doing miscellaneous required tasks. However, I also like sports and outdoor-related activities, for I believe that one should strive for a well-rounded set of experiences.   […]

Monitor Log: 28 June 1862

Log of U S St[eame]r Monitor              WN Jeffers Lieut Comdg   Remarks June 28/62   Commences & till 4 AM Calm & clear                                                                           E.V. Gager   From 4 to 8 Wind & weather same.  At 5 Maratanza got afloat & anchored near us                                                                                                                                Louis Stodder       From 8 to Meridian Clear & […]

Monitor Log: 27 June 1862

Remarks June 27/62   Commences & till 4 AM Calm & hazy weather. the fleet still lying off P[oin]t of Rocks waiting for the Maratanza a there                                                                                                               Louis Stodder     4 to 8 AM Calm & clear. 5 AM the Delaware went up to the Maratanza and returned. reported her all right                           […]

Appomattox River Raid Pt. 2

Howdy folks, and welcome back to the good ol’ blog! Today’s tidbit about me is: in high school, my friends and I once made the mistake of going to an Awful House. Oh I’m sorry – did I say “awful?” Well, that’s exactly what I meant, but it’s technically called “Waffle” House. Everyone who has […]

Monitor Log: 26 June 1862

Remarks June 26 1862   Commences & till 4 AM Wind West & light. weather clear & pleasant                                    Geo. Frederickson     4 to 8 AM Wind & weather same. 6.30 St[eame]r Metamora went alongside of the wharf at city p[oin]t                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  William Flye     8 to Meridian Wind S.W & pleasant weather […]

The Battle of Oak Grove, Pt. 2

OK welcome back! Now where were we? Ah, yes – well, when General Heintzelman began his attack at Oak Grove around 8:30am, he met with fierce resistance. One of Heintzelman’s division commanders, General Hooker, was making progress on his front. As a result, Hooker sent Heintzelman a message asking for reinforcements. Asking for reinforcements during […]

The Battle of Oak Grove, Pt. 1

Hello readers and welcome back to the good ol’ blog! Today’s tidbit about me is: whenever I’m riding in the passenger’s seat of a car, I feel compelled to quickly count all of the light sockets of traffic lights, as well as all of the electric transformers located on power poles and on the ground. […]

Monitor Log: 25 June 1862

Remarks June 25th 62   Commences & till 4 AM Light breeze from the NNW & pleasant weather.  Saw three rockets in direction of Richmond                          William Flye     4 to 8 AM Light breeze from the N.W & clear weather                          E.V. Gager     8 to Meridian Wind N.W & clear. St[eame]r Stepping Stones […]