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Monitor Log: 19 May 1862

Remarks Monday May 19th/62

 

Midnight to 4 A.M

Light airs from the S.W. fine weather. Swung to flood  tide at 3 A.M                                                                                                                                 E.V. Gager

 

 

4 to 8 A.M

Wind & weather same                                                                       

Louis Stodder

 

 

8 toMeridian

Light breeze from S.W  thick & cloudy weather with rain                                                                                                                                                    Geo. Frederickson

 

 

Meridian to 4 P.M

Light breezes from the North & First part cloudy with rain.  latter

part pleasant.  At 3.40 the Aroostook & Port Royal got under weigh and

stood down the river  

William Flye

 

 

 

 

 

4 to 6 P.M

Wind & weather same.  At 4.30 discovered  a party of the enemy firing

upon a boats crew from the Wachusetts at City Point.  got under weigh immediately

in company with the Gun Boat Maratanza  dropped in front of the town,

fired a charge of canisters. when the enemy retreated having taken 3 officers

and six men prisoners and killed three & wounded one.  Most of the inhabitants

left the town and crossed to the opposite shore                                                                                                                                                                                 E.V. Gager

 

 

6 to 8 P.M

Still lying with guns trained on the town.  Women & children crossing the

river in skiffs. Tug Dragon arrived with a schooner in tow. Gunboat Aroostook returned  

Louis Stodder

 

 

8 to Midnight

Wind North weather fine & pleasant                                                 

Geo. Frederickson