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Monitor Log: 1 March 1862

Until this point, the Monitor‘s logbook was written by anonymous hands. But on March 1, 1862, the log takes on more personality. As we move further into the logbook entries, we’ll be introducing you to some of these men. But for now – here’s a glimpse into the Monitor‘s day, courtesy of Acting Master Louis Napoleon Stodder, Acting Master John Joshua Webber, and Acting Master George Frederickson.

Remarks March 1st/62


From Midnight to 4 AM weather clear and cold wind N.W. and fresh

                                                                                    J. Webber


From 4 to 8 AM weather clear and cold immense quantity of floating Ice in river  

Louis Stodder


From 8 to Meridian Weather pleasant wind from N.N.W.  Mechanics employed on board                                                                                                             

  Geo. Frederickson

From Meridian to 4  PM clear cold weather wind from N.W. Mechanics employed on board                                             

J. Webber

From 4 to 6 P.M.wind & weather same                    

Louis Stodder


From 6 to 8 clear wind light from north                                  

George Frederickson


From 8 to Midnight weather clear light northerly winds                                                                                                                                                                   

J. Webber