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Monitor Log: 26 April 1862

Another ship enters Hampton Roads this day – the sidewheel steamer USS Connecticut. Though principally a supply vessel for the fleet, she had been successful in capturing several Confederate vessels in the course of her duties.

Remarks Saturday April 26th /62


From Midnight to 4 A.M.

Fresh N E wind & cloudy weather with rain & lightning at intervals                                                                                                                                    William Flye



From 4 to 8 A.M.

Wind & weather same, U.S. Steamer Conneticut[1] arrived in the roads                                                                                                                                  E.V. Gager



From 8 A.M. to Meridian

Wind N.E. & rainy thick weather                                          

L. N. Stodder



From Meridian to 4 P.M.

Wind East & fresh with thick weather & Drizzling rain                                                                                                                                                        Geo. Frederickson



From 4 to 6 P.M.

Same wind & weather                                                            

William Flye



From 6 to 8 P.M.

Wind E.N.E. rainy weather, Picket out as usual lights seen on Sewells P[oin]t.                                                                                                                                E.V. Gager



From 8 to Midnight

Wind & weather same                                                            

L.N.S. Louis N. Stodder

[1] Connecticut