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Monitor Log: 9 March 1862

Sunday March 9th/62

Comes in fine weather & calm

At ½ past One piped all to quarters, hove up

anchors, At 2 AM came to anchor again                                                                                                                                                                                            Geo Frederickson


4to 8 PM (a.m) in fine weather & calm, at sunrise saw

3 steamers lying under Sewalls Point, Made one

out to be the Rebel Steamer Merrimac,  At 7,20

got under weigh & stood towards her & piped all

hands to quarters,                                                                                                                                                                                                                               J. Webber


From 8 to Meridian fine clear weather, the Rebel

steamer advancing & opened fire on the Minnessota

8.20 opened fire on the Merrimac, from that time

until 12, constantly engaged with the Merrimac.                                          

Louis Stodder


From Meridian to 4 PM.  clear weather

At 12,30 rifled shell struck the Pilot House severely

injuring Commander Worden.  1 PM the

Merrimac hauled off in disabled condition,

Stood toward the Minnessota & received on board

Ast Sec Fox of the Navy.  2 PM Capt Worden

left for Fort Monroe in Charge of Surgeon Logue.                                                                

Geo. Frederickson                                                      

4 to 6 PM fine weather.  I came to anchor

alongside the Minnessota                                                                  

                                                                                                            J. Webber


6 to 8 PM  fine clear weather.  sharp lookout kept.                                                                                      

                                                                                                            Louis Stodder


8 to 12 weather the same. “ “ “

10 PM. Lieut. William Flye joined the vessel

as extra officer                                    

                                                                                                            Geo Frederickson