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Monitor Log: 28 May 1862

Remarks Wednesday May 28th/62


Midnight to 4 A.M

Moderate breezes from S.W & clear, pleasant weather 

at 4 AM. Gunboats Stepping Stones & Island Belle got under way & proceeded

down the river.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    William Flye




4 to 8 A.M.

Wind & weather same                                                            

E.V. Gager



8 to Meridian

Wind S.W & pleasant.  9.30 St[eame]r Coeur  De Leone[1] with Senior Officer on

board, proceeded up river                  

William Flye



Meridian to 4 P.M

Gentle breeze from the N[orthwar]d & squally                                

Geo. Frederickson



4 to 6 P.M

Wind light & variable.  ending at North with pleasant weather                                                                                                                                              William Flye





6 to 8 P.M

Wind N. fresh breeze & fine weather.  sick man from Tug Dragon

came on board for treatment.  Engineer Newton was ordered on a survey

to try Dragons boilers                                                                                                

E.V. Gager



8 to Midnight

Wind & weather same.  At 8.30 P.M a rocket was seen in the

direction of Richmond                       

[1] Coeur de Lion