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Monthly Archives: July 2012

It Belongs in a Museum!

Hello again readers, and welcome back to the good ol’ blog! Today’s tidbit about me is: while driving through Washington DC last Sunday, I surprisingly encountered very little in the way of traffic. As a result, I drove through the majority of the city in about five minutes, which I would not have thought possible. […]

Monitor Log: 31 July 1862

Remarks July 31/62   Commences & till 4 Wind SE. to SW. & passing clouds                                        Geo. Frederickson     From 4 to 8 Wind S[outhwa]rd weather b. c.                                                                S.D. Greene     From 8 to Meridian Wind S.W & cloudy with light rain                                        William Flye     From Meridian to 4 P Wind baffling & […]

Monitor Log: 30 July 1862

                         Remarks July 30   Commences & till 4 AM Calm.  weather clear & pleasant                                                         S.D. Greene     From 4 to 8 Wind N. weather cloudy.  latter part light rain                                   William Flye     From 8 to Meridian Wind & weather same.  At […]

Monitor Log: 29 July 1862

Remarks July 29/62   Commences & till 4 AM Moderate breeze from the south & clear weather                   William Flye     From 4 to 8 Wind & weather same                                                                        Louis Stodder     From 8 to Meridian Fine breeze from the westward & clear weather  St[eame]r Satellite came up the river with fleet surgeon on […]

Monitor Log: 28 July 1862

Remarks July 28/62   Commences & till 4 AM Wind west & fine weather                                                      Louis Stodder     From 4 to 8 Clear & fine weather light breeze from N.W              Geo. Frederickson     From 8 to Meridian Wind N[orthwar]d & W[estwar]d weather clear                                             S.D. Greene     From Meridian to 4 PM Wind S.W […]

A Clear Eye for the Cavalry

Hello again, and welcome back to the good ol’ blog! Today’s tidbit about me is: When I visit my Dad in Alexandria, we often enjoy going to the gun range for some nice father-son-bonding time. And also because shooting guns at paper circles and clay discs is RIDICULOUSLY satisfying.   Ok so we have a […]

Monitor Log: 27 July 1862

Remarks July 27/62   Commences & till 4 AM Light breeze from the N.W with drizzling rain and cloudy weather                                                                                                                          Geo Fredrickson     From 4 to 8 Calm.  weather clear & pleasant                                                         S.D. Greene   From 8 to Meridian Light airs from the S.W & clear weather                                William Flye         […]

Monitor Log: 26 July 1862

Remarks July 26/62   Commences & till 4 AM Calm.  weather clear & pleasant                                                         S.D. Greene     From 4 to 8 same wind & weather                                                             William Flye   From 8 to Meridian Calm & pleasant                                                                                  Louis Stodder     From Meridian to 4 Light wind from the N[orthwa]rd & clear weather.   At 12.10 the […]

The Stakes Are Raised

Howdy folks, and welcome back to the good ol’ blog! Today’s tidbit about me is: I got an iphone for Christmas, and now I can barely remember what it was like having a phone that didn’t have an internet connection or dozens of handy, useful applications. Growing up, I mostly played outside and watched tv […]

Monitor Log: 25 July 1862

Remarks July 25/62   Commences & till 4 Light airs from the west[wa]rd & pleasant                                             William Flye     From 4 to 8 Wind & weather same.  St[eame]r Stepping Stones came along side & brought up the mail & John Mason fireman discharged from hospital                                                   Louis Stodder                                                 From 8 to Meridian Light breeze from the […]