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Monitor Log: 24 June 1862

Remarks June 24th 62     Commences & till 4 AM Variable wind with heavy rain & squalls.  Latter part wind S.E                                                                                                                                            E.V. Gager     4 to 8 AM Wind S.E & cloudy.  5 AM Port Royal went down the river.  Aroostook came down from above              Louis Stodder     8 to […]

Monitor Log: 23 June 1862

Remarks June 23rd/62   Commences & till 4 AM Light wind from then N.E & cloudy weather.  At 1.30 AM discovered the deck on fire around the stove pipe in galley. extinguished it & examined the place every half hour during the watch Louis Stodder     4 to 8 AM Light airs from the […]

Appomattox River Raid Pt. 1

Hello again readers, and welcome back to the good ol’ blog! Today’s tidbit about me is: the hottest I’ve ever been is at the 150th Battle of 1st Manassas. Not only was the heat around 104, but the humidity was extremely high – this meant the heat index was up around 120. It was a VERY […]

Monitor Log: 22 June 1862

Remarks June 22nd/62   Commences & till 4 AM Baffling airs from the S[ou]th[war]d & clear pleasant weather      Geo. Frederickson     4 to 8 AM Light airs from the S.W to NW and pleasant weather           William Flye       8 to Meridian Light airs from the N.W & fine weather.  Engine working to […]

Monitor Log: 21 June 1862

Remarks June 21st/62   Commences & till 4 AM Light-airs from the S.W & pleasant weather                          William Flye     4 to 8 AM Wind & weather same. 7.35  Galena arrived from below                    E.V. Gager     8 to Meridian Light breeze from the S.W & clear.  11 AM Galena went down                                                                                                                                                       […]

Monitor Log: 20 June 1862

Remarks June  20th 62   Commences & till 4 AM Light airs from the N. & fine weather                                                EVG       E.V.Gager     4 to 8 AM Wind & weather same                                                                        Louis Stodder     8 to Meridian Light breeze from the N[orthwa]rd & fine weather                                  Geo. Frederickson     Meridian to 4 PM Light breeze […]

Mine crafting!

Hey everybody, welcome back to the good ol’ blog! Today’s tidbit about me is: over the weekend, I awoke in the night to the terrifying sensation of an evil spider crawling up my neck!! After freaking out, smashing it off my neck, and turning on the lights, I searched every nook and cranny of my […]

Monitor Log: 19 June 1862

Remarks June 19/62   Commences & till 4 AM Light breeze from S & fine weather                                       Louis Stodder     4 to 8 AM Wind & weather same. at 6 AM St[eame]r Jacob Bell went down the river                                                                                                 [Not Signed]                               8 to Meridian Light S.W wind & clear weather                                            William Flye   […]

Monitor Log: 18 June 1862

Remarks June 18th/62   Commences & till 4 AM Clear & pleasant weather wind South                                                                                                            [Not Signed]                           4 to 8 AM Light breeze from the south & clear weather                         William Flye     8 to Meridian Wind & weather same. 8.20 U S Gunboat Port Royal arrived  9.30 Mahaska went down the river    E.V. […]

Monitor Log: 17 June 1862

Remarks June 17/62   Commences & till 4 AM Light breezes from the S.E & clear weather                           William Flye         4 to 8 A.M Wind & weather same 5.30 Galena got under weigh & proceeded down the river                                                                                                                 E.V. Gager     8 to Meridian Wind S & clear.  Heavy firing […]