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Monitor Log: 4 June 1862

Remarks June 4th /62


Midnight to 4 AM

Wind S.E. heavy rain during the entire watch.  3.45 a

contraband came along side, ordered him away                    

E.V. Gager



4 to 8 AM

Wind baffling with heavy rain                                                           

Louis Stodder



8 to Meridian

Strong breeze from S.E with passing clouds at 9 the Island Belle

came up and at 10 the Maratanza came down the river                                                                    

Geo. Frederickson




Meridian to 4 P.M

Strong winds from the south and misty, rainy weather. 

at 1.40 the Gunboat Coeur de Lion arrived at Hampton Roads, at 2.45 the

Gunboats Maratanza, Delaware & Island Belle went up the river, & at 3.45

sent a boat on shore to convey a flag of truce                       

William Flye



4 to 6 P.M

Wind S. with heavy rain showers, 4 P.M tug came alongside with stores

for Paymaster.  After delivering which she was sent down the river with dispatches

& mail from the squadron, at 5.30 Gunboat Southfield floated off and at 6.

came to anchor near us                                                                                                                                                                                                                        E.V. Gager



6 to 8 P.M

Wind N.W & raining                                                             

Louis Stodder



8 to Midnight

Wind west with squally weather & rain                                

Geo. Frederickson