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‘The spectral blue lights rose in vain…’

The January 24, 1863 issue of Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper carries the story of the Monitor‘s sinking on the front page. But buried within the issue was also the following poem. What I find interesting is that part two deals with the search that ensued after the sinking. There is no author listed – likely […]

the right sort of officer…

He had been imprisoned – captured by the Confederates whilst delivering secret orders concerning the relief of Fort Pickens. Recently released, he was still in poor health when the order came to take command of a curious new experimental vessel taking shape in Greenpoint. His name?  John Lorimer Worden. The 43 year old Lieutenant received […]