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Monitor Log: 19 August 1862

Remarks Aug 19/62


Commences & till 4

Calm & weather clear                                                            

S.D. Greene




From 4 to 8

Light breeze from the N. & clear weather.  At 6 one of the

Gunboats commenced shelling the right bank of the river opposite Harrisons Landing                                                                                                                    William Flye



From 8 to Meridian

Fine weather light breeze from the N[orthwar]d Thomas Ferguson

volunteer fireman from the Stepping stones returned to his vessel                                                                                                                                                    Louis Stodder



From Meridian to 4

Wind N.E & pleasant weather.  At 1.30 the Maratanza

went down the river                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Geo. Frederickson



From 4 to 6

Wind N[orthwar]d & E[astwar]d & clear                                                                   

S.D. Greene



From 6 to 8

Light breeze from the N[orthwar]d & clear weather.  At 6.45 the Satellite

fired towards the right bank of the river                                                                                                                                                                                            William Flye



From 8 to Midnight

Wind S.W & murky                                                               

Louis Stodder