Reprise: The Monitor Boys

There’s a new book out about Twenty-Ninth Massachusetts Sergeant Timothy Chase’s“washtub on a skillet,” the U.S. Navy’s first iron warship, the U.S.S. Monitor.

Seems the little ironclad’s crew called themselves “The Monitor Boys,” and Civil War historian John V. Quarstein has pulled together “the first comprehensive picture of [their] lives…”

About Dick Stanley

Retired Texas daily newspaperman
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