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Monitor Log: 6 September 1862

Remarks Sep 6th /62   Commences & till 4 Wind S & E[astwar]d weather clear & cold                                 Louis Stodder                 From 4 to 8 At 6 the Genesee & Mahaska went up the river   Wind S.W light & clear pleasant weather                                                                                                                                                                                 GF.  Geo. Frederickson     From 8 to Meridian […]

Monitor Log: 5 September 1862

The body of wardroom steward Lawrence Murray, who had rolled overboard and drowned on September 2, 1862, was recovered on this day 150 years ago. Remarks Sep 5/62   Commences & till 4 Wind N.E with clear & pleasant weather                                                                                                                                    GF  Geo. Frederickson     From 4 to 8 Wind N[orthwar]d & E[astwar]d. […]

Monitor Log: 4 September 1862

Remarks Sept 4/62        Commences & till 4 Calm & clear weather.  The Mahaska & Morse went up the river                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          SDG  S.D. Greene     From 4 to 8 Wind & weather same                                                                        W.F.  William Flye     From 8 to Meridian Wind E & clear                                                                                               Louis Stodder     From Meridian […]

Monitor Log: 3 September 1862

Remarks Sept 3/62   Commences & till 4 Moderate breezes from the N .W & clear cold weather         WF.  William Flye     From 4 to 8 Wind & weather same. Mahaska & Cimerron went up the river                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Louis Stodder     From 8 to Meridian Wind W[estwar]d weather clear                                                                                                                                                               […]

Monitor Log: 2 September 1862

September 2nd was a grim day on the Monitor.  Sadly, Wardroom Steward Lawrence Murray, whom we met back on March 3rd in an event that did not show him at his best, died on this day. The logbook entry below records the event rather matter of factly. But crewman George Geer went into far more detail in […]

Monitor Log: 1 September 1862

Remarks Sept 1/62   Commences & till 4 Strong breeze from S.E. & cloudy weather                                 GF  Geo. Frederickson     From 4 to 8 At 7 the Galena & Genesee went up the river.  Wind S & E[astwar]d                                                                                                                                                                                                                               SDG  S.D. Greene     From 8 to Meridian Moderate breezes from the S[outhwar]d […]