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Monitor Log: 2 June 1862

Remarks Monday June 2nd/62


Midnight to 4 AM

Light breeze from the S.W with squally weather & rain showers                                                                                                                                          Geo. Frederickson



4 to 8 AM

Light airs from S.S.W pleasant weather. at 4.40 Senior officer

made signal 958. at 5 AM got under weigh & proceeded up the

river followed by the rest of the fleet. At 8 AM. anchored in

consequence of a derangement of the engine                        

William Flye



8 to Meridian

Calm & pleasant.  Gunboats Maratanza & Mahaska got under weigh

at 9. AM and followed the rest of the fleet up the river.  All the force of the

engineers dept employed repairing damages to the engine. 

Heard firing of heavy guns in direction of Richmond                                                                                                                                                                       E.V. Gager



Meridian to 4 P.M

Calm & pleasant.  at 2 PM Port Royal came up and

 went up the river                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Louis Stodder



4 to 6 PM

Passing clouds weather pleasant                                            

Geo. Frederickson



6 to 8 PM

Calm & pleasant. at 6 PM proceeded down the river            

William Flye



8 to Midnight

Calm & cloudy.  came to anchor at 8.30 found flag of truce

with 90 privateer man on board to exchange, 10 P.M sent the St[eame]r  Couer De Leon [sic] down with dispatches for Flag Officer

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