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Monitor Log: 29 March 1862

Remarks  Saturday March 29th/62


From Midnight to 4 A.M  Fresh breezes from east & clear weather ship very uncomfortable from quantity of water swishing over her decks                                                                                                                                                         William Flye


From 4 to 8 AM wind east 5 AM cloudy weather & AM workmen came off

to work on Pilothouse                                                                        



From 8 to Meridian Cloudy wind east.  Received 12 wrought-iron shot from

ordinance department                                    

                                                                                                            Louis N Stodder


From Meridian to4 P.M. Strong breezes from ENE with Drizzling rain                                                                                                                                           Geo. Frederickson

From 4 to 6 P.M.        

Wind & weather same as preceding watch                            

                                                                                                            William Flye   


From 6 to 8 PM

Wind & weather same, very dark night                                 




From 8 to Midnight

Very dark and rainy  Wind N.E.

Large fire in direction of Norfolk                                          

                                                                                                            Louis N Stodder