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Monitor Log: 15 May 1862

Remarks Thursday May 15th/62   Midnight to 4. A.M Wind & weather same  swung to ebb at 4. A.M.  Pickets called in at 4 A.M                                                                                                             E.V. Gager     4 to 8 A.M Wind N.E and raining, at 6 AM got under weigh stood up the river.  the banks lined with riflemen firing at […]

Monitor Log: 14 May 1862

Remarks Wednesday May 14th 1862   Midnight to 4 A.M Wind & weather same                                                                                    Louis Stodder     4 to 8 A.M At 4.45 got under weigh and proceeded up the river in company with the fleet. Weather clear & pleasant Geo. Frederickson     8 A.M to Meridian first Part overcast, latter part rain […]

Monitor Log: 13 May 1862

Remarks  Tuesday May 13/62   Midnight to 4. AM Gentle breeze pure SW with clear and pleasant weather                                                                                                             Geo. Frederickson     4 to 8 A.M Wind and weather same.  at 4.30 called all hands up anchor at 5.30 Heaving up James river in company with the fleet.  At 7.45 flag ship made number […]

Monitor Log: 12 May 1862

As the Monitor steamed up the James River towards Richmond, she was following in the path of the original Jamestown colonists who had made their way up the James  255 years before that very week.  Off Jamestown Island, the Monitor‘s paymaster, William Keeler, reflected on this moment: “About noon we arrived at Jamestown & found the […]