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Monitor Log: 14 May 1862

Remarks Wednesday May 14th 1862


Midnight to 4 A.M

Wind & weather same                                                                                   

Louis Stodder



4 to 8 A.M

At 4.45 got under weigh and proceeded up the river

in company with the fleet. Weather clear & pleasant

Geo. Frederickson



8 A.M to Meridian

first Part overcast, latter part rain with light airs from

the eastward, at 8.30 came to anchor in company with the fleet                                                                                                                                                       William Flye



Meridian to 4 P.M

Wind N.E. rainy, a party of the enemy came down under cover

of the bushes and fired on the Naugatuck with small arms.  fired from Howitzer

at them.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               E.V. Gager                 



4 to 6 P.M

Got under weigh and moved up the river and anchored along 

side of the flag ship.  Pickets out by the Aroostook as a party of the enemy

were seen on the banks.  Wind N.E & rainy                                                                          

Louis Stodder



6 to 8 P.M

Wind N.E. with drizzling rain. sent two men on shore as pickets                                                                                                                                          Geo. Frederickson



8 to Midnight

Wind N.E. with cloudy misty weather.  sent two men on shore

as pickets with orders to be relieved every two hours during the night.                                                                                                                                            William Flye