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Monitor Log: 4 May 1862

Boatloads of visitors swarmed the Monitor on this day 150 years ago. Assistant Secretary of the Navy, Gustavus Vasa Fox was aboard with several ladies, as well as the French Minister Mercier and Gideon Welles’ brother. Boat after boat of visiting Army officers came alongside throughout the day – leaving the officers and crew of […]

Monitor Log: 15 April 1862

Another in a long list of notable visitors, French minister to the U.S. Henri Mercier visited the Monitor while in Hampton Roads.   Remarks Tuesday April 15th/62   From Midnight to 4 A.M. Baffling airs from east to south thick & overcast with drizzling rain                   Geo. Frederickson     From 4 to 8 AM. Light breezes […]