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Monitor Log: 9 June 1862

Remarks Monday June 9th/62


Commences & till 4 AM

Moderate breeze from N.W cool pleasant weather               

William Flye




4 to 8 AM

Wind N fresh breeze & cloudy weather.  6 AM St[eame]r Stepping Stones arrived from Fortress Monroe with despatches & mail.  sent her up river to Senior Officer.  Twenty contrabands came off and were ordered back again                                                                                                                                                                                    E.V. Gager



8 to Meridian

Wind N & pleasant. communicated with flag of truce from Petersburg                                                                                                                                            Louis Stodder



Meridian to 4 P.M

Strong breeze from N.E.  Steamer Delaware came down the river coaled & returned

St[eame]r Couer De Lion with schooner & two barges in tow went down the river 

St[eame]r Aroostook went down the river

                                                                                                            Geo. Frederickson



4 to 6 P.M

Fresh breeze from N.W & pleasant weather  5.45 St[eame]r Stepping Stones came down the river & made fast to the Ordnance Schooner.  Heavy firing in direction of Richmond                                                                                                                        William Flye



6 to 8 P.M

Wind & weather same.  St[eame]r Stepping Stones returned up the river                                                                                                                                         E.V. Gager



8 to Midnight                                                             

Fine breeze from N.E & clear                                                                                                                                                                                                 Louis N. Stodder