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Monitor Log: 15 May 1862

Remarks Thursday May 15th/62


Midnight to 4. A.M

Wind & weather same  swung to ebb at 4. A.M.  Pickets called in at 4 A.M

                                                                                                            E.V. Gager



4 to 8 A.M

Wind N.E and raining, at 6 AM got under weigh stood up

the river.  the banks lined with riflemen firing at the vessels,

sighted the battery at 7. A.M. commenced the action at 7.15.  Channel

obstructed badly.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Louis Stodder



8 to Meridian

still engaged with the battery,  fire from the battery very heavy

the shots going through the Galena.  At 11 A.M the Galena hauled off

and steamed down the river.  got our anchor and prepared to follow 

whilst turning was struck on the turret by a 10 in solid shot denting the iron about

3 inches.  fired one canister, and 34. 5 sec  shells.  anchored at 11.45 A.M where

we started from                                  

Geo. Frederickson



Meridian to 4 P.M

Light wind from N.E. and thick rainy weather 

at 2 P.M the Aroostook & Port Royal got under weigh and proceeded down the river 

at 3 P.M. sent our surgeon on board the Galena.  At 3.30 got under weigh and

proceeded down the river in company with the Galena                                                                                                                                                                     William Flye



4 to 6 PM

Wind & weather same proceeding down the river.  was obliged to

keep below on account of Riflemen on the banks firing whenever a man showed himself  




6 to 8 PM

Wind NE & thick, steaming down the river, anchored at 7.15 9 miles above City Point                                                                                                                 

Louis Stodder




8 to Midnight

Wind from N.E. with drizzling rain     

Geo. Frederickson