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The End of the Seven Days

Howdy folks, and welcome back to the good ol’ blog! Today’s tidbit about me is: I dearly like going to the movies, and I have recently seen the films “Brave” and “Ted.” They were both quite good, and I heartily endorse them. However, although “Ted” stars a giant stuffed teddy bear, it is NOT a […]

Monitor Log: 8 July 1862

Remarks July 8th/62   Commences & till 4 AM Calm & weather clear                                                             S.D.G.     From 4 to 8 AM Light airs from the N.W & clear weather.  At 6 the coal schooner came alongside                                                                                                                                                                                                             William Flye     From 8 to Meridian Light airs from the N.W & fine weather. finished […]

Monitor Log: 6 July 1862

Remarks July 6/62   Commences & till 4 AM Calm & clear  Galena signalled frequently to the shore during the watch.  2 Jacob Bell arrived. At 4 got underweigh and convoyed St[eame]r Stepping Stones by Windmill p[oin]t.                                                                                                                                                                          E.V. Gager for L.N.S.     From 4 to 8 Wind & weather same. […]

Monitor Log: 4 July 1862

  On 4 July 1862, the Monitor and the steamer Maratanza happened upon their old foe the CSS Teaser at Turkey Island in the James River. Commanded by Hunter Davidson, late of the CSS Virginia, the Teaser was transporting Confederate army officers to locations near Chaffin’s Bluff on the James. Two shells from the Maratanza […]

Monitor Log: 2 July 1862

Remarks July 2nd /62   Commences & till 4 AM Light breeze S E & cloudy                                                                                                                                                                                                     E.V. Gager for LNS     From 4 to 8 Wind S.E & rainy.  Delaware passed on her way up the river Mahaska & Aroostook with schooners in tow passed down. Also Galena & Maratanza                                                                                                                   L.N. […]

Monitor Log: 1 July 1862

Remarks July 1st 62   Commences & till 4 AM   Wind S.W & clear                                                                                                                                                                                    Louis Stodder       From 4 to 8 Light N.W. wind & clear weather.  7.15 Mahaska went down the river   Coal steamer M Francis came along side. coaled ship at 7.30                                                                                                                                                            Geo. Frederickson     From […]

Monitor Log: 30 June 1862

Log of U S St[eame]r Monitor       Lieut Wm N Jeffers Comdg Remarks June 30th /62   Commences & till 4 AM Wind S.W & cloudy. Lightning in S.E                       Geo. Frederickson     From 4 to 8   Light airs from the S.W & pleasant.  Heard musketry & artillery in N.W until 7.30 Galena went up […]

Monitor Log: 29 June 1862

Remarks June 29/62   Commences & till 4 AM With Light airs from S & cloudy weather & mist at intervals.  Lights of fires in the S.W & N.E have been visible during the watch                                                                                                                                               William Flye     From 4 to 8 Light airs & cloudy.  4.30 Galena got underweigh & […]

Monitor Log: 28 June 1862

Log of U S St[eame]r Monitor              WN Jeffers Lieut Comdg   Remarks June 28/62   Commences & till 4 AM Calm & clear                                                                           E.V. Gager   From 4 to 8 Wind & weather same.  At 5 Maratanza got afloat & anchored near us                                                                                                                                Louis Stodder       From 8 to Meridian Clear & […]

Monitor Log: 26 June 1862

Remarks June 26 1862   Commences & till 4 AM Wind West & light. weather clear & pleasant                                    Geo. Frederickson     4 to 8 AM Wind & weather same. 6.30 St[eame]r Metamora went alongside of the wharf at city p[oin]t                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  William Flye     8 to Meridian Wind S.W & pleasant weather […]