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Daily Archives: August 31, 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 […]