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Monitor Log: 13 May 1862

Remarks  Tuesday May 13/62

 

Midnight to 4. AM

Gentle breeze pure SW with clear and pleasant weather

                                                                                                            Geo. Frederickson

 

 

4 to 8 A.M

Wind and weather same.  at 4.30 called all hands up anchor

at 5.30 Heaving up James river in company with the fleet.  At 7.45 flag ship

made number 47 at 8 came to anchor

                                                                                                            William Flye

 

 

8 to Meridian

Light breeze from S.W. & pleasant weather.  planted buoys to cross

Harrisons bar.  9. AM with boats Northhampton and Curtis Peck passed by with exchanged prisoners.  9.30 got under weigh.  Gun boat Aroostock grounded on the bar and assisted off by Gun boatPort Royal.  came to anchor off City point at 11.30 when several white flags were flying  The enemy had set fire to the warehouses on the wharf where cotton and tobacco was stored

                                                                                                            E.V. Gager

 

 

Meridian to 4 P.M

Calm & pleasant.  Fleet lying at city point.  3.30 P.M got under

weigh and proceeded up the river.

                                                                                                            Louis Stoddar

 

 

4 to 6 P.M

Light breeze from S.W. proceeding up the river in company

                                                                                                            Geo. Frederickson

 

 

6 to 8 P.M

Wind and weather same.  steaming up James river in company with the fleet. 8 P.M fleet came to anchor in Devils reach.  Anchored in 3 fathoms 9 fathoms chain out

                                                                                                            William Flye

 

 

8 to Midnight

Calm & Cloudy.  swung to ebb at10 P.M

                                                                                                            E.V. Gager