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Monitor Log: 30 August 1862

Remarks Aug 30/62   Commences & till 4 Fresh breezes from the N.E. & clear                                       WF.  William Flye     From 4 to 8 Wind & weather same.  At 4.30 got under weigh & proceeded down the river. One light keeper off Deep Water Shoal light.  At 6 stopped at Point of the Shoal light […]

Tragedy on the River Potomac

Hello folks, and welcome back to the good ol’ blog! Today’s tidbit about me is: I’ve recently become aware of an impressively blunt book by Captain John W. Trimmer called “How to Avoid Huge Ships.” And no, I’m not kidding. I don’t even need to say anything about it – instead, I urge you to […]

The Cowardly Lion on the Peninsula

Hey everybody, welcome back to the good ol’ blog! Today’s tidbit about me is: I’ve never been west of the Texas panhandle, but I long to explore the great expanses of mountain and sand that are the American West.   So in our last blog posting, I discussed the Battle of Drewry’s Bluff. Now, Drewry’s […]

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 & […]

Monitor Log: 15 March 1862

Saturday March 15, 1862 Remarks. From Midnight to 4 AM light breezes from the S.E. and foggy.  At 2.15 AM. a boat from the flag ship came alongside, with a dispatch from the Flag officers. At 4 A.M. fog dense.                                                                                                                                                                                                E.V.Gager   From 4 to 8 A.M. continues with dense fog and light […]