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Monitor Log: 30 May 1862

Remarks Friday May 30th 62


Midnight to 4 AM

Wind & weather same                                                                       

Louis Stodder



4 to 8 AM

Wind S.W Fine weather & passing clouds 

at 5 AM Gunboat Mahaska & Jacob Bell went down the river                                                                                                                                                         Geo. Frederickson



8 to Meridian

Same wind & weather.  At 11 the Gunboat

Mahaska & Jacob Bell returned & anchored                                                                                                                                                                                      William Flye



Meridian to 4 P. M

Light winds & variable fine weather                                     

E.V. Gager



4 to 6 P. M

First-part wind & weather same  Latter part squally.  Flag ship made signall 771                                                                                                                             Louis Stodder



6 to 8 P.M

Heavy squall from N.W with thunder & lightning

and heavy rain                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Geo. Frederickson



8 to Midnight

Very severe thunder storm during the whole watch

with wind lightning & heavy rain.  wind varying from N to South

around by the west                                                                                                                                                                                                                             William Flye