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Maritime Casualties of the American Civil War/Loss of the USS Monitor

 
 
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By Paul Jordan, June 12, 2010
1. Maritime Casualties of the American Civil War Marker
Inscription.
Side A:
Maritime Casualties of the American Civil War
AfterJan. 15, 1862 - The Graveyard of the Atlantic claims the lives of Colonel J.W. Allen and Surgeon Weller, officers of the 9th N.J. Volunteers, and the second mate of the Ann E. Thompson. Dec. 31, 1862 - USS Monitor: N.K. Attwater, G. Frederickson, R.W. Hands, S.A. Lewis, W. Allen, W. Bryan, R. Cook, W.H. Eagan, J.R. Fenwick, R.H. Howard, T. Joyce, G. Littlefield, D. Moore, J. Nicklis, J. Stocking, R. Williams. USS Rhode Island - H. Logan, C.H. Smith Jan. 17, 1864 - 1st N.C. Infantry: R.G. Casey, D.W. Farrow, J.J. Farrow, R.B. Farrow, N.F. Jennette. Over 600 perished with the losses of the Governor (Oct. 31, 1861), USS Bainbridge (Aug. 21, 1863) and General Lyon (Mar. 31, 1865). "...The white line of the running surf goes booming down the beach, But I shall never see them, thought the land lies close abroad, I've shaped the last long silent tack as takes one to the Lord." John Masfield

Side B:
The Loss of the USS Monitor
In the age old battle of man against the sea, the USS Monitor, en route to Beaufort, North Carolina under tow by the USS Rhode Island, foundered in a gale sixteen miles off the coast of Cape Hatteras at approximately 1:30 a.m. on New Year's Eve 1862.

"We had
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By Paul Jordan, June 12, 2010
2. Loss of the USS Monitor Marker
left behind us, one more treasure added to the priceless store which the Ocean so jealously hides. The Cumberland and Congress went first; the little boat that avenged their loss followed; in both noble souls have gone down. Their names are for history; and as long as we remain a people, so long will the work of the Monitor be remembered, and her story told to our children's children." Greenville M. Weeks, Surgeon USS Monitor

(back side of marker):
Maritime Casualties of the American Civil War

Jan. 15, 1862 - The Graveyard of the Atlantic claims the lives of Colonel J.W. Allen and Surgeon Weller, officers of the 9th N.J. Volunteers, and the second mate of the Ann E. Thompson.

Dec. 31, 1862 – USS Monitor: N.K. Attwater, G. Frederickson, R.W. Hands, S.A. Lewis, W. Allen, W. Bryan, R. Cook, W.H. Eagan, J.R. Fenwick, R.H. Howard, T. Joyce, G. Littlefield, D. Moore, J. Nicklis, J. Stocking, R. Williams.
USS Rhode Island – H. Logan, C.H. Smith.

Jan. 17, 1864 – 1st N.C. Infantry: R.G. Casey, D.W. Farrow, R.B. Farrow, N.F. Jennette.

Over 600 perished with the losses of the Governor (Oct. 31, 1861), USS Bainbridge (Aug. 21, 1863) and General Lyon (Mar. 31, 1865).

“ÖThe white line of the running surf goes booming down the beach. But I shall never see them, though the land lies close abroad,
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By Paul Jordan, June 12, 2010
3. Loss of the USS Monitor Marker
Iíve shaped the last long silent tack as takes one to the Lord.” John Masefield
 
Erected by Dare County Tourism Board.
 
Location. 35° 12.357′ N, 75° 42.289′ W. Marker is in Hatteras, North Carolina, in Dare County. Marker can be reached from Coast Guard Road. Touch for map. In the Parking area just past the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum. Part of the Hatteras Village Guided Tour. Marker is at or near this postal address: 59158 Coast Guard Road, Hatteras NC 27943, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Flagship USS Minnesota/Hotel de Afrique (a few steps from this marker); Fort Clark/The Bombardment of Fort Hatteras (within shouting distance of this marker); Burnside's Expedition Crossing Hatteras Bar/The Burnside Expedition at Hatteras Inlet (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Confederate Forts (approx. 0.2 miles away); America's 1st Attempt at Civil War Reunification (approx. 1.3 miles away); Mitchell Demonstrates Air Power (approx. 5 miles away); Paukenschlag (approx. 10.1 miles away); Life at the Light (approx. 10.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hatteras.
 
More about this marker. Front of the marker is "Loss of the
Maritime Casualties of the American Civil War image. Click for full size.
By Paul Jordan, June 12, 2010
4. Maritime Casualties of the American Civil War
USS Monitor." and the back is "Maritime Casualties of the American Civil War."
 
Categories. War, US CivilWaterways & Vessels
 
The Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum image. Click for full size.
By Paul Jordan, June 12, 2010
5. The Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 21, 2010, by Paul Jordan of Burlington, N. C., U. S. A.. This page has been viewed 1,026 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 21, 2010, by Paul Jordan of Burlington, N. C., U. S. A.. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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