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Monitor Log: 5 September 1862

The body of wardroom steward Lawrence Murray, who had rolled overboard and drowned on September 2, 1862, was recovered on this day 150 years ago. Remarks Sep 5/62   Commences & till 4 Wind N.E with clear & pleasant weather                                                                                                                                    GF  Geo. Frederickson     From 4 to 8 Wind N[orthwar]d & E[astwar]d. […]

Monitor Log: 30 July 1862

                         Remarks July 30   Commences & till 4 AM Calm.  weather clear & pleasant                                                         S.D. Greene     From 4 to 8 Wind N. weather cloudy.  latter part light rain                                   William Flye     From 8 to Meridian Wind & weather same.  At […]

Monitor Log: 23 July 1862

Remarks July 23/62   Commences & till 4 Wind Light from N[orth]ward & cloudy weather                         Geo. Frederickson     From 4 to 8 Calm weather & clear                                                             S.D. Greene     From 8 to Meridian Light airs from the S.E & pleasant weather                            William Flye     From Meridian to 4 PM Wind & weather […]

Monitor Log: 9 July 1862

Ultimately, the Union did not take Richmond in the spring and summer of 1862. The Monitor had spent her time on the James, first supporting McClellan’s advance, and then, with the failure of the Seven Days campaign in early July, his retreat. Her morale effect had not been enough to take Richmond. Yet the public […]

Monitor Log: 8 May 1862

The weeks of inaction were finally over, and 150 years ago today, the men of the Monitor prepared their vessel for the bombardment of Sewell’s Point with incendiary shells. The Monitor was joined by the Seminole, Dacotah, Susquehanna, San Jacinto and Naugatuck. The fleet rained “an uninterrupted storm of iron…into the rebel defenses,” except for […]

Monitor Log: 13 March 1862

Thursday March 13th 1862 Remarks   From Midnight to 4 A.M. fine clear weather. Guard boats cruising in the channel                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Geo Frederickson   From 4 to 8 A.M. first part calm, latter part light airs from Nd & Ed and pleasant                                                                                                                                                                                   William Flye   From 8 to Meridian fine weather. Wind to the […]