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Monitor Log: 29 May 1862

Remarks Thursday May 29/62


Midnight to 4 A.M

Light & baffling airs from N.E & pleasant weather                                                   

Geo Frederickson



4 To 8 AM

Light airs from the North & clear pleasant weather

At 6.15 the Gunboat Jacob Bell arrived from Fortress Monroe                                                                                                                                                        William Flye



8 to Meridian

Light wind & variable fine weather                                        

E.V. Gager



Meridian to 4 P.M

Wind East & pleasant. St[eame]r Jacob Bell came down the river                                                                                                                                                     Louis Stodder



4 to 6 P.M

Weather clear & pleasant.  fine breeze from E.S.E 

Gunboats Stepping Stones & Island belle arrived at 5                                                          

Geo. Frederickson      



6 to 8 P.M

Same wind & weather.  at 6.45 Gunboat Ponce de Leone went up the river                                                                                                                                     William Flye





8 to Midnight                                                                         

Light-airs from the S.W & fine weather.  saw an army rocket towards Richmond                                                                                                                            E.V.Gager