ld be paid them for standing so manfully by the historic vessel which had added some of the greenest laurels to the fame of the American Navy.
The position of the vessel on that dark and tempestuous night was enough to appall the stoutest heart, but neither officers nor men quailed before the danger which seemed to cut off all hope of rescue.
Lieutenant S. Dana Greene and Acting-Master L. N. Stodder stood by Commander Bankhead to the last, and Acting-Master's Mate Peter Williams, and Richard Anjier, Quartermaster, showed conduct entitling them to all praise.
The quartermaster remained at his post until the vessel was sinking, and when ordered by the captain to get into the boat, said, No, sir, not until you do so.
This may seem to be a long and tedious description of an event the like of which happens so often in peace or war, and frequently without grave comment; but the Monitor was an historic vessel whose name and fame should be handed down to posterity, and as the memorable