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…the whole land resounds with ERICSSON!

From time to time we come across new…old poetry about the Monitor and Virginia.  Today, we found this. The entire poem is extremely long and deals with all of the events of 1862. But the piece about the Battle of Hampton Roads was particularly nice:   Excerpt from New Year’s Address of the Carriers of the Providence […]

Early Submarines Part 2

Well hey there, readers – good to see you again! After all, it’s been SO LONG since I’ve posted on the good ol’ blog… (yes that was sarcasm). Today’s (second) tidbit about me is: in terms of climate and setting preferences, although I like the warm summer of the beach, I prefer the cool autumn […]

The Battle of Drewry’s Bluff

Howdy friends, and welcome to another posting on the good ol’ blog! Today’s tidbit about me is: during a visit to Dublin in May of 2008, I completely bypassed the 2-hour-long line for admission to the Guinness Brewery by registering online the night before at no extra cost! You should all do the same if […]

We Need More Ironclads, Now!

Hey readers, welcome back to the good ol’ blog! Today’s tidbit of information about me is: I’m an enthusiastic Civil War reenactor with the 17th VA Company D and I will be proudly joining them on May 19th and 20th at the 148th Battle of New Market in New Market, VA. (This concludes my shameless plug). […]

Monitor Log: 9 May 1862

Today would be the second time Abraham Lincoln visited on board the Monitor. Later that day, Lincoln personally led the reconnaissance  into enemy territory to find a suitable landing site for Union troops. Remarks  Friday May 9th/62   From Midnight to 4 A.M Pleasant weather and clear light breeze from eastward          Geo. Frederickson     From […]

Shields For Soldiers!

Hello, everyone! My name is Brian Whitenton, and I would like to tell YOU cool stuff about the Civil War! I’ll be writing on the good ol’ blog this summer, and adding in little tidbits about myself for those who may be interested. For example, today’s tidbit is: I’m a 24 year old History graduate […]

Monitor Log: 18 April 1862

Remarks  Friday April 18th/62   From Midnight to 4 AM Moderate breeze from S.S.W. with clear & pleasant weather                                                                                                                                                William Flye     From 4 to 8 A.M. Light breeze from S.W. fine weather workmen came off at 7.45 A.M.                                                                                                                                 E.V. Gager     From 8 to Meridian Wind S.W. & heavy.  Mechanics […]

Monitor Log: 12 April 1862

Remarks  Saturday April 12th/62   From Midnight to 4 A.M. Fine weather gentle breeze from N.N.W.                               L.N. Stodder     From 4 to 8 A.M. Clear & pleasant weather gentle breeze from NNW. but hauling to the eastward                                                                                                                             Geo. Frederickson         From 8 to Meridian Light breeze from the Eastward & […]