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Monitor Log: 25 May 1862

Remarks Sunday May 25th/1862   Midnight to 4 A.M Light breeze from N.E with thick hazy weather                    Geo. Frederickson     4 to 8 A.M Light breeze from N.E & cloudy weather                              William Flye     8 to Meridian Wind N.N.E & fine weather.  Str Dragon and Maratanza proceeded up the river.  Port Royal & […]

Monitor Log: 23 May 1862

Remarks Sunday May 23rd/62   Midnight to 4 A.M Light airs at S.W. & fine weather                                           E.V. Gager     4 to 8 a.m. Wind & weather same, two prize schooners sailed                Louis Stodder     8 to Meridian Light & baffling airs from SW to W & clear. Port Royal arrived at 10.30 Aroostook moved down […]

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 […]