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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: 15 March 1862

Saturday March 15, 1862 Remarks. From Midnight to 4 AM light breezes from the S.E. and foggy.  At 2.15 AM. a boat from the flag ship came alongside, with a dispatch from the Flag officers. At 4 A.M. fog dense.                                                                                                                                                                                                E.V.Gager   From 4 to 8 A.M. continues with dense fog and light […]