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Monitor Log: 30 July 1862


Remarks July 30


Commences & till 4 AM

Calm.  weather clear & pleasant                                                        

S.D. Greene



From 4 to 8

Wind N. weather cloudy.  latter part light rain                                  

William Flye



From 8 to Meridian

Wind & weather same.  At 9 discovered smoke rising

in direction of Curls Neck. pushed steam & made other preparations

for action.  At 10 the fleet below moved up above Harrisons bar

and formed in line                              

Louis Stodder



From Meridian to 4

Fine breeze from the S.W & passing clouds.  at 3.30

Delaware went up the river to recconoitre                             

Geo. Frederickson



From 4 to 6

At 5.30 the Delaware came down the river. Wind S[outhwa]rd & W[estwa]rd 

weather clear                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       S.D. Greene




From 6 to 8

Wind S.W. weather cloudy.   The following person came

on board from the Wachusett. Mr. Holmes 2nd Ass[istan]’t Eng[inee]r & William Kelly Seaman from Dacotah. James Corey [?] 2nd Class Fireman from the Stepping Stones

Francis Ferguson 1st class fireman from the Port Royal, Geo W. Burrows Sea[ma]’n                     

William Flye



From 8 to Midnight

Wind variable, showery.  11.30 a boat came alongside

with communication from Flag Officer                                             

Louis Stodder