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Monitor Log: 5 September 1862

The body of wardroom steward Lawrence Murray, who had rolled overboard and drowned on September 2, 1862, was recovered on this day 150 years ago.

Remarks Sep 5/62


Commences & till 4

Wind N.E with clear & pleasant weather                              

                                                                                                     GF  Geo. Frederickson



From 4 to 8

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

SDG  S.D. Greene



From 8 to Meridian

Light winds from the N.E & fine weather                            

WF.  William Flye



From Meridian to 4

Mahaska & Morse came down the river. 

St[eame]r Dacotah got under way and proceeded down the river.

Wind & weather same                                                           

Louis Stodder



From 4 to 6

Wind E.N.E & weather clear                                                 

  G.F.  Geo. Frederickson



From 6 to 8

Recovered the body of Lawrence Murray.  W:R Steward

and sent it on shore for interment.  Wind S & E[astwar]d. & weather clear                                                                                                                                SDG  S.D. Greene



From 8 to Midnight

Wind & weather same                                                                       

WF.  William Flye