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Monitor Log: 28 June 1862

Log of U S St[eame]r Monitor              WN Jeffers Lieut Comdg

 

Remarks June 28/62

 

Commences & till 4 AM

Calm & clear                                                                          

E.V. Gager

 

From 4 to 8

Wind & weather same.  At 5 Maratanza got afloat & anchored near us                                                                                                                                Louis Stodder

 

 

 

From 8 to Meridian

Clear & pleasant weather & baffling airs.  At 10 the Port Royal

& Mahaska fired several shells in direction of Petersburg.  The following are the temperatures taken        

 

8 AM

9

10

11

12

8 AM

9

10

11

12 M

85˚

Berth Deck – Forward Part

85

86

87

89

Galley

120

121

121

121

121

86

“ After

86

87

89

88

Engine Room

124

124

124

124

124

87

Turret

88

89

90

91

In front of Blowers

109

109

109

110

111

82

Deck (Shade)

82

83

85

86

                                                                                                            Geo. Frederickson

 

 

 

 

Meridian to 4

Moderate breezes from S.E & pleasant weather.  At 1.30 steam tug Narragansett arrived.  at 2.20 got underweigh in company with the Delaware, Southfield & Narragansett and proceeded down the river.  At 4 took the following temperatures

F p[ar]t Berth Deck  93˚ After part 108˚ Turret 96˚ – Galley 118˚.  In front of Blowers 108   front of Furnace 120˚.   at 3.45 entered the James River and proceeded up the same                                                                                                                         William Flye

 

 

 

4 to 6

Wind S.E & cloudy.  proceeding up the James River.  Men kept before most of the time to avoid Sharp shooters. Galena & Aroostook in company                                                                                                                                                       E.V. Gager

 

 

6 to 8 PM

Wind & weather same.  Came to anchor in Devils Reach at 7 

7.30 the Mahaska arrived                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Louis Stodder

 

 

 

From 8 to Midnight

Light breeze from S.E with squally weather & rain.  Galena sent

up three rockets.  saw the light of two fires one in S.W & the one in N.E direction                                                                                                             Geo. Frederickson