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Sixteen…..

Sixteen men. They came from England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales & Denmark. And from Connecticut, Maine, New York, Maryland & Virginia. Some were black, others were white. They were officers and enlisted. Some were well-to-do and some had escaped slavery. The youngest was 18, the oldest, 32. But no matter their ages, origins or skin color […]

The Last Voyage of the USS Monitor

On Christmas Eve 1862, orders came in for the USS Monitor to proceed to Beaufort, North Carolina, then presumably to Charleston, though it was not stated in the orders.[1] On Christmas Day, both officers and crew observed the holiday with both work and festive food and drink. Some of the crew had leave to go […]

Monitor Log: 7 April 1862

Remarks  Monday April 7th   From Midnight to 4 AM  Begins with pleasant weather & baffling airs from all points of the Compass                                                                                                                                   Geo. Frederickson     From 4 to 8 AM.  Fresh breezes from E.N.E.  Pleasant weather  Tugboat not working to day                                                                                                                                                     William Flye             From 8 […]

Monitor Log: 6 April 1862

Remarks Sunday April 6th 1862 From Midnight to 4 A.M Light airs from the North and pleasant weather                                                                                                                                 William Flye   From 4 to 8 A.M. Light airs from the Nth pleasant weather   at 7.30 AM. a coal schooner came alongside and commenced coaling ship                                                                                                                                      E.V. Gager   From 8 to Meridian […]

Monitor Log: 5 April 1862

Remarks  Sunday April 5th/62   From Midnight to 4 AM. Continues same swung to ebb 3 AM                                                                                                                                                         E.V. Gager   From 4 to 8 AM  fine breeze from S & heavy at5.30 AM Rebel steamer fired a shot at a Union transport off Newport News  Tug disabled not working                                                                                                                                                                                                       Louis Stodder   From […]

Monitor Log: 4 April 1862

You would not know it from the Monitor‘s log book, but Friday, April 4, 1862 was an important day.  It  marked the official beginning of McClellan’s Peninsular Campaign, as Union troops began their slow move from Fortress Monroe up the Peninsula. Meanwhile, over in Gosport, The Virginia  came out of drydock.  Now repaired, she boasted a new […]

Monitor Log: 3 April 1862

Remarks  Thursday April 3rd/62   From Midnight to 4 AM Dark & wind east with baffling airs from SW to NW with thunder & Lightening Geo. Frederickson   From 4 to 8 A.M.  First part showers  light airs from NW & fogy at 6AM elegant English man of war got under weigh & went to […]

Monitor Log: 2 April 1862

Remarks  Wednesday April 2nd/62   From Midnight to 4 A.M.. light airs from E.S.E. with clear pleasant weather                                                                                                                                   William Flye   From 4 to 8 A.M.  wind E. & cloudy weather workmen came on board to work on Pilot House at8 a.m.  English sloop of war came in during the night fired our National […]

Monitor Log: 1 April 1862

Remarks  Tuesday April 1st/62   From Midnight to 4 A.M. fresh breeze from N.E & fine weather                                                                                                                                                     E. V Gager   From 4 to 8 AM Fresh breezes from N.N.W. & clear Louis Stodder   From 8 AM to Meridian Wind N.W. & clear commenced on the 3rd & last course of iron to […]

Monitor Log: 31 March 1862

Remarks  Monday March 31st/62   From Midnight to 4 AM  wind N.W. thick weather                                                                   Louis Stodder         From 4 to 8 A.M.  Gentle breezes from N.W. & cloudy received for the Gunners department 7 wrought iron shot & Ross sponges & rammers                                                                                                                                  Geo. Frederickson   From 8 AM toMeridian […]