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Monitor Log: 18 August 1862

Remarks Aug 18/62


Commences & till 4 AM

Moderate breeze from the N.E & clear weather                    

William Flye




From 4 to 8

Wind N.E & pleasant.  At 7.30 a flag of truce

passed down with returned union officers on board                                                                                                                                                                          Louis Stodder



From 8 to Meridian

Light breeze from the N.E & fine pleasant weather 

At 8.15 the Maratanza came up the river.  Commander T.H Stevens came

on board.  Lieut Com’dr W.N. Jeffers having been detached disrated the petty

officers & turned the command over to Cap’n Stevens who continued

their respective rates with the exception of David Cuddiback Cap’n Steward.

At 10 the Gunboats commenced shelling the right bank of the river St[eame]r Genessee got aground                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Geo. Frederickson



From Meridian to 4

Wind N & E[astwar]d  weather clear                                                      

S.D. Greene



From 4 to 6

Same wind & weather                                                                       

William Flye



From 6 to 8

Wind & weather same. St[eame]r Mt Washington came up. 

G.H.White 3 Asst  Engineer reported for duty having been ordered to the vessel                                                                                                                            Louis Stodder



From 8 to Midnight

Wind & weather same                                                                       

Geo. Frederickson