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The Daily Dispatch: March 23, 1863., [Electronic resource], From Port Royal — a Chapter about the Monitors. (search)
hich have led to so victorious a result. But there is much in the internal economy of a "Monitor" which will be interesting to the public, even though it be in a non-military point of view. It is not relevant to my purpose to argue whether Ericsson or Timbey be the inventor of that now famous "Yankee cheese box," the turret; apart from that grand feature in these vessels, a Monitor possesses qualities bordering on the marvelous an adaptability of means to the end unexampled in naval constrntly in the sea, the iron box Monitor floats solidly in the waters, her decks lovingly embraced by the caresses of Neptune. Ventilation has always proved as difficult a question on shore as adopt. The art was lost with the ancient Romans. Ericsson has found it. No house on a bill is batter ventilated than the close metal chests called Monitors; in hot weather they are cool; in cold, warm — a mental, equable, temperature permeating the atmosphere throughout. This will appear the more asto