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Gouty Captain….

On August 7, 1862, Paymaster William Keeler wrote what is quite possibly my favorite line about the Monitor: Hot, hotter, hottest – could stand it no longer, so last night I wrapped my blanket ‘round me & took to our iron deck – if the bed was not soft it was not so insufferable hot as […]

Monitor Log: 18 August 1862

Remarks Aug 18/62   Commences & till 4 AM Moderate breeze from the N.E & clear weather                     William Flye       From 4 to 8 Wind N.E & pleasant.  At 7.30 a flag of truce passed down with returned union officers on board                                                                                                                                                                          Louis Stodder     From 8 to Meridian […]