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another poetic interlude

We found this little editorial gem in the March 22, 1862 edition of Vanity Fair (page 148, to be precise).   Steel Fixings For Ever! The charm is broke of “Heart of Oak”                 Our ancient naval friend. And Iron we sing, of metals king,                 That shot nor shell can rend. Ensheathed in steel, from […]

Monitor Log: 9 March 1862

Sunday March 9th/62 Comes in fine weather & calm At ½ past One piped all to quarters, hove up anchors, At 2 AM came to anchor again                                                                                                                                                                                            Geo Frederickson   4to 8 PM (a.m) in fine weather & calm, at sunrise saw 3 steamers lying under Sewalls Point, Made one out to be the […]

All along the MONITOR Trail

Last week I traveled from the birthplace of the Monitor to the point of land closest to her final resting place, passing over the scene of her March 9 debut in the process. What struck me was this: her story is not for one place – it is a story that touches so many places, and […]

Sumter Surrenders – Worden Captured

Again – from our wonderful friend Fran DuCoin: Of course, on this afternoon, Ft. Sumter surrenders and hostilities have begun starting the War. Gustavus Vasa Fox was not able to resupply the fort and is witness to the bombardment, which affects his opinion of Charleston for the rest of the war Also on this day, […]

150 Years Ago Today….

This was written by our friend Fran DuCoin – who has agreed to be a guest blogger! Look for his posts – coming soon! April 7, 1861, a Sunday. Lieut. John Lorimer Worden, who had turned 43 years old just over three weeks before, caught a very early train south on a secret mission for […]