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Monthly Archives: August 2012

“Our Grog Must Stop, Our Spirits Drop…”

As you recall, on July 14, 1862, the US Congress issued a statement that cast a pall on many serving in the US Navy. This cessation of liquid courage, slated for the first day of September, 1862, prompted one unnamed tar to pen the following for the 31st of August, 1862.  The melody is unknown […]

Monitor Log: 31 August 1862

Remarks Aug 31/62   Commences & till 4 AM Wind & weather clear                                                             S.D.G.  S.D. Greene         From 4 to 8 Moderate breezes from the E[astwar]’d & pleasant.  At 6 the Wachusett made signal to 4248 and immediately got under way accompanied by the Maratanza, Tioga, Mahaska, Sonoma, Southfield, Alert and seven […]

A New Topic: Civil War Memory

Howdy folks, and welcome back to the Connections blog. I am sad to say that I will be discontinuing the brief “today’s tidbit about me” section at the beginning of the post. This is because I’ll be focusing my posts on a more serious, specific scope of topics this fall – specifically, the issue of […]

Monitor Log: 30 August 1862

Remarks Aug 30/62   Commences & till 4 Fresh breezes from the N.E. & clear                                       WF.  William Flye     From 4 to 8 Wind & weather same.  At 4.30 got under weigh & proceeded down the river. One light keeper off Deep Water Shoal light.  At 6 stopped at Point of the Shoal light […]

Monitor Log: 29 August 1862

Remarks Aug 29/62   Commences & till 4 AM Calm & hazy                                                               Louis Stodder     From 4 to 8 Baffling & foggy weather, at 7 clear weather                  GF  Geo. Frederickson     From 8 to Meridian At 10 got under weigh with the fleet & proceeded down the river. Wind S & W[estwar]d. […]

Monitor Log: 28 August 1862

Remarks  Thursday Aug 28/62   Commencing & till 4 AM Calm & cloudy                                                                             GF. Geo. Frederickson     From 4 to 8 At 6.10 got under way with the fleet and stood down the river. Wind S.W. weather clear                                                                                                                                                                                                     S.D.G.  S.D. Greene     From 8 to Meridian First part cloudy […]

Monitor Log: 27 August 1862

Remarks Wednesday Aug 27th 62   Commences & till 4 Calm & weather clear                                                                 S.D.G.     From 4 to 8 Calm & cloudy weather                                                                      WF. William Flye     From 8 to Meridian Calm & cloudy.  At 10 Signal was made from the Flag ship to get under weigh.  at 10.30 got under weigh […]

Monitor Log: 26 August 1862

Remarks Tuesday Aug 26/62   Commences & till 4 Calm & clear weather                                                                         William Flye     From 4 to 8 Calm & clear                                                                           Louis Stodder     From 8 to Meridian Calm & weather clear                                                             Geo. Frederickson     From Meridian to 4 Calm.  weather clear                                                               S.D. Greene     From 4 to […]

Monitor Log: 25 August 1862

Remarks Monday Aug 25 /62     Commences & till 4 AM Fresh breeze from the N.E. & cool pleasant weather             Louis Stodder     From 4 to 8 Same wind & weather                                                                        Geo. Frederickson     From 8 to Meridian Wind N[orthwar]d & E[astwar]d & weather clear                                                      S.D. Greene     From Meridian to […]

So Fill to Me the Parting Glass

Hey there folks, and welcome back to the good ol’ blog! Today’s tidbit about me is: sadly, today is the last day of my internship with The Mariners’ Museum. I have worked not only on your favorite Connections blog, but also on several artifacts and the Library’s Port of Call blog. Although I shall return […]