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From those who were there……

Key: John Bankhead, Captain, USS Monitor Samuel Dana Greene, Executive Officer, USS Monitor William Keeler, Acting Assistant Paymaster, USS Monitor Grenville Weeks, Acting Assistant Surgeon, USS Monitor Joseph Watters, Second Asst. Engineer, USS Monitor George Geer, Fireman, USS Monitor David Ellis, Paymaster’s Steward, USS Monitor Francis Butts, Landsman, USS Monitor Stephen D. Trenchard, Commander, USS […]

The Last Voyage of the USS Monitor

On Christmas Eve 1862, orders came in for the USS Monitor to proceed to Beaufort, North Carolina, then presumably to Charleston, though it was not stated in the orders.[1] On Christmas Day, both officers and crew observed the holiday with both work and festive food and drink. Some of the crew had leave to go […]

Monitor Log: 5 July 1862

Remarks July 5/62   Commences & till 4 AM Wind S.W & clear                                                                               Louis Stodder   From 4 to 8 Wind N.W & weather clear                                                    S D G     From 8 to Meridian Calm & clear.  11.45 the Port Royal moved up abreast of Jordan’s P[oin]t. Yankee fired several times toward the left bank […]