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Monitor Log: 25 August 1862

Remarks Monday Aug 25 /62     Commences & till 4 AM Fresh breeze from the N.E. & cool pleasant weather             Louis Stodder     From 4 to 8 Same wind & weather                                                                        Geo. Frederickson     From 8 to Meridian Wind N[orthwar]d & E[astwar]d & weather clear                                                      S.D. Greene     From Meridian to […]

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                                                                                                                         […]

Monitor Log: 12 July 1862

Remarks July 12/62   Commences & till 4 AM Wind N.N.E. weather cloudy                                                 S.D.G.     From 4 to 8 Wind North. first part foggy.  Latter part clear                                  William Flye     From 8 to Meridian Wind N. & clear weather. A Rebel tug came down as far as outer Guard with Flag of truce […]

The Trent Affair…

150 years ago today, Hampton Roads had brush with notorious Civil War episode –  by John Warren, Public Relations Manager of The Mariners’ Museum FORT MONROE – On this day in 1861, a scandal touched the shores of Hampton Roads – one that nearly erupted into a much-changed landscape for the Civil War. What came […]