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Monitor Log: 9 September 1862

Remarks Sept 9th /62   Commences & till 4 Clear & pleasant weather.  Wind light from the E[astwar]d                                            Geo. Frederickson             From 4 to 8 At 6 the Mahaska went up the river  Wind  N &.E[eastwar]d weather clear                                                                                                                                                                                                                  S.D. Greene     From 8 to Meridian Moderate breeze from the N.E. […]

Monitor Log: 7 September 1862

Remarks Sep 7th /62   Commences & till 4 Moderate breeze from the south & pleasant weather           WF.  William Flye     From 4 to 8 Wind & weather same.  St[eame]r Mahaska went down the river                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Louis Stodder     From 8 to Meridian Wind E.N.E & clear pleasant weather.   at 9.20 […]

Monitor Log: 6 September 1862

Remarks Sep 6th /62   Commences & till 4 Wind S & E[astwar]d weather clear & cold                                 Louis Stodder                 From 4 to 8 At 6 the Genesee & Mahaska went up the river   Wind S.W light & clear pleasant weather                                                                                                                                                                                 GF.  Geo. Frederickson     From 8 to Meridian […]

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: 4 September 1862

Remarks Sept 4/62        Commences & till 4 Calm & clear weather.  The Mahaska & Morse went up the river                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          SDG  S.D. Greene     From 4 to 8 Wind & weather same                                                                        W.F.  William Flye     From 8 to Meridian Wind E & clear                                                                                               Louis Stodder     From Meridian […]

Monitor Log: 3 September 1862

Remarks Sept 3/62   Commences & till 4 Moderate breezes from the N .W & clear cold weather         WF.  William Flye     From 4 to 8 Wind & weather same. Mahaska & Cimerron went up the river                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Louis Stodder     From 8 to Meridian Wind W[estwar]d weather clear                                                                                                                                                               […]

Monitor Log: 2 September 1862

September 2nd was a grim day on the Monitor.  Sadly, Wardroom Steward Lawrence Murray, whom we met back on March 3rd in an event that did not show him at his best, died on this day. The logbook entry below records the event rather matter of factly. But crewman George Geer went into far more detail in […]

Monitor Log: 31 August 1862

Remarks Aug 31/62   Commences & till 4 AM Wind & weather clear                                                             S.D.G.  S.D. Greene         From 4 to 8 Moderate breezes from the E[astwar]’d & pleasant.  At 6 the Wachusett made signal to 4248 and immediately got under way accompanied by the Maratanza, Tioga, Mahaska, Sonoma, Southfield, Alert and seven […]

Monitor Log: 18 July 1862

Remarks July 18/62   Commences & till 4 AM First part thick & rainy. latter part passing clouds.  light breeze from the S.E.                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Geo. Frederickson     From 4 to 8 Light breeze from S.E & pleasant weather                             William Flye     From 8 to Meridian Strong breezes from the E & cloudy. […]

Monitor Log: 15 July 1862

Remarks July 15/62   Commences & till 4 AM Moderate breeze from S & clear weather                               William Flye        From 4 to 8 Wind & weather same                                                            E.V.Gager for L.N.S.     From 8 to Meridian Calm & pleasant. Maratanza went up the river & returned. Yankee went up                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Louis Stodder […]