The Civil War Connections Blog

Monitor Log: 6 June 1862

Remarks Friday June 6th /62


Midnight to 4 AM

Wind N & cloudy weather                                                    

Geo. Frederickson



4 to 8 AM

Moderate breeze from the north & cloudy weather              

William Flye



8 to Meridian

Wind N. & cloudy light showers.  Gunboats Delaware & Southfield

went up the river.  Large quantities of drift coming down the river                                                                                                                                                  E.V. Gager



Meridian to 4 P.M

Wind N.W & cloudy  at 1 PM Gunboat Southfield passed by on

her way down the river.  Island Belle came down.  a flag of truce came from

Petersburg,  sent a boat to communicate with senior officer                         

Louis Stodder



4 to 6 P.M

Cloudy weather & wind N.W.  at 5. PM Island Belle came down and communicated

with flag of truce. came alongside and took on board the officers on parole also French consul & lady and conveyed them to the stepping stones which immediately went down the river                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Geo. Frederickson




6 to 8 P. M

Light breezes from the North & cloudy weather                   

William Flye




8 to Midnight

Light breezes from S.W & fine weather.  Heavy freshet in the river.  Large quantities of drift wood running down.  Tug boat Couer De Lion arrived from Hampton Roads with dispatches and a schooner loaded with provisions in tow. Sch[ooner] still ashore in sight                                                                                                                E.V. Gager