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Monthly Archives: August 2012

Monitor Log: 24 August 1862

Remarks Sunday Augst 24th, 1862   Commences & until 4 A.M.  With baffling wind, and squally rainy weather                                    Geo. Frederickson       From 4 to 8 A.M.  Wind N.E.­— weather cloudy.                                                      S.D. Greene     From 8 A.M. to Meridian, Fresh breezes from the N.E. & cloudy weather. At 9.20 the Satellite went down […]

Short Lived Ironclad

Hey there folks and welcome back to the good ol’ blog! Today’s tidbit about me is: like most people, I am perfectly aware that Sunday is technically the beginning of a new week. However, despite the best efforts of calendars, I still occasionally forget that fact and revert to my childhood idea that Monday is […]

Monitor Log: 23 August 1862

Remarks Saturday Augst 23, 1862     Commences & till 4 A.M. wind from S[outhwar]d & W­­[estwar]d__weather clear                                        S.D. Greene   From 4 to 8 A.M. wind & weather the same. At 6 the coal schooner Effort  came alongside. At 7.30 commenced coaling ship.               William Flye     From 8 A.M. to Meridian  wind S.W.__ […]

Lincoln’s Letter

Hello folks, and welcome back to the good ol’ blog. Today’s tidbit about me is: I enjoy cooking, and since I don’t do it very frequently I try to make each cooking instance count by producing something ridiculously delicious. This includes my Chicken Lasagna, Buffalo Chicken Dip, Pigs-in-a-Blanket, Breakfast Casserole, and Pesto Salmon dishes.   Well, it’s […]

Monitor Log: 22 August 1862

Remarks Augst 22, 1862   Commences & till 4 A.M.  With calm, cloudy, rainy weather                                                William Flye     From 4 to 8 AM  Wind baffling & weather rainy                                                      Louis Stodder     From 8 A.M. to Meridian.  Fresh breezes from the S.E. with rainy weather             Geo. Frederickson     From Meridian to 4 P.M.  […]

Our National Pastime

Howdy folks, and welcome back to the good ol’ blog! Today’s tidbit about me is: I’m a solid fan of the Philadelphia sports teams, and I enthusiastically cheer on the Eagles, Flyers and Phillies from Football, Ice Hockey and Baseball respectively. I don’t give two Wheats about professional Basketball, though.   Speaking of sports, can […]

Monitor Log: 21 August 1862

Remarks Aug 21 1862   Commences & till 4 A.M.  with calm and cloudy weather                                                    Louis Stodder     From 4 to 8 A.M.  calm and cloudy weather. at 6 the Currituck went down the river followed by the Satellite towing a schooner.  Received in the Gunners Depart- ment 30 10 second time fuses                                                                                                                         […]

Mass Murder and Mutilation in Minnesota

Hey there folks, and welcome back to the good ol’ blog! Today’s tidbit about me is: I bite my nails out of habit, and as a result I have a hard time opening things like Swiss Army Knives and Key Chain Rings. On the plus side… actually, there is no plus side. I bite my nails, and […]

Monitor Log: 20 August 1862

Remarks Aug 20/62   Commences & till 4 Calm & baffling airs from N[orthewar]d & E[astwar]d                                               Geo. Frederickson   From 4 to 8 Calm & weather clear                                                             S.D. Greene From 8 to Meridian Light airs from the S.W & pleasant weather.  The Port Royal Sonoma & Genesee moved down the river.  At 8.30 Mr. Newton […]

Monitor Log: 19 August 1862

Remarks Aug 19/62   Commences & till 4 Calm & weather clear                                                             S.D. Greene       From 4 to 8 Light breeze from the N. & clear weather.  At 6 one of the Gunboats commenced shelling the right bank of the river opposite Harrisons Landing                                                                                                                    William Flye     From 8 to Meridian […]