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Monitor Log: 12 August 1862

Remarks Aug 12/62   Commences & till 4 Weather clear & calm                                                                                                  [Not Signed]                                                               From 4 to 8 Rec[eive]d fresh provisions.  calm.  weather clear                              S.D. Greene     From 8 to Meridian Calm & clear weather.  At 11.45 the Tioga & Currituck commenced firing towards the right bank of the river           William […]

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 […]

Monitor Log: 10 July 1862

Remarks July 10/62                                                                   Commences & till 4 AM Calm & clear                                                                           E.V. Gager for L.N.S.     From 4 to 8  Calm & clear                                                                          Louis Stodder   From 8 to Meridian At 10 the Maratanza & Yankee got under weigh and stood down the river.  At 10.20 the Yankee returned.  Calm weather clear                                                                             […]

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 […]

First Shots on Virginia Soil…..

150 years ago – the Union Navy engaged in its first real action of the war – just up the road aways from The Mariners’ Museum – at Gloucester Point. The Virginia forces who held the Point weren’t yet part of the Confederate Army. They were volunteers – the Richmond Howitzers, and they arrived at […]