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Monitor Log: 31 May 1862

Remarks Saturday May 31/62


Midnight until 4 A.M

Commences and until 4 AM   Heavy rain with

thunder & Lightning, wind variable [?] at N.W.       

E.V. Gager.



4 to 8 AM      

Wind S.E & cloudy, Gunboat Ponce de Leon came down

the river                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Louis Stodder



8 to Meridian

Fresh breeze from the South [ward] and cloudy weather

at 8.30 the Gunboat Dragon went down the river                             

Geo. Frederickson



Meridian to 4 P. M

Light breeze veering from west to North with pleasant weather 

At 1.40 the Mahaska & Jacob Bell went up the river                                                                                                                                                                         William Flye



4 to 6 P.M

Wind N.E. fresh & cloudy weather.  St[eame]r Jacob Bell came  down the river

and communicated with senior officer & returned                                                                                                                                                                             E.V. Gager



6 to 8 P. M

Wind & weather same                                                                       

Louis Stodder



8 to Midnight

Strong breeze from the Eastward & cloudy                                      

Geo. Frederickson