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Monitor Log: Comes in with fine weather….

The first entry in the log book of the newly commissioned vessel, U.S. Steam Battery Monitor  reads almost like a haiku – sparing with words, yet saying all it needs to say.

Remarks 25th February1862


Comes in with fine weather

At 3 o clock P.M.

Received crew from Receiving Ship

North Carolina

Vessel put in commission

by Capt. Almy 


This day ends with

clear cold weather