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Monitor Log: 18 July 1862

Remarks July 18/62

 

Commences & till 4 AM

First part thick & rainy. latter part passing clouds. 

light breeze from the S.E.                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Geo. Frederickson

 

 

From 4 to 8

Light breeze from S.E & pleasant weather                            

William Flye

 

 

From 8 to Meridian

Strong breezes from the E & cloudy.  St[eame]r Satellite came alongside and brought the following stores                                  

 

Engineers Dept

Ship Stores

 

also a cooking stove and the utensils

12 tin Lanterns

1 keg Butter

4 Boxes P’d Beef

8 belt Punches

1 bbl Beef

1 “ Coffee

1 box Potash

1 “ Pork

1 bbl Rice

1 bag of waste

5 hf lbs flour

9 “bread

2 h’f bbls Oatmeal

1 keg Pickles

5 boxes soap

6 sides of Cow leather

1 bbl Beans

 

 

1 “ Dried Apples

 

 

                                                                                                            Louis Stodder

 

 

From Meridian to 4 P

Strong breezes from the Eastward & drizzling rain.  Commodore came up the river to the Galena & returned      

Geo. Frederickson

 

 

From 4 to 6

At 4.45 the Mahaska came up the river & anchored astern

of us.  At 5.20 the Port Royal got under weigh & went down. 

Wind  N’[orthwa]rd & E’[astwa]rd weather cloudy                                                                                                                                                                                                   S.D. Greene

 

 

From 6 to 8

Same wind & weather                                                                                               

William Flye

 

 

From 8 to Midnight

Wind E & cloudy with light rain                                           

Louis Stodder