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Monitor Log: 28 August 1862

Remarks  Thursday Aug 28/62   Commencing & till 4 AM Calm & cloudy                                                                             GF. Geo. Frederickson     From 4 to 8 At 6.10 got under way with the fleet and stood down the river. Wind S.W. weather clear                                                                                                                                                                                                     S.D.G.  S.D. Greene     From 8 to Meridian First part cloudy […]

Monitor Log: 27 August 1862

Remarks Wednesday Aug 27th 62   Commences & till 4 Calm & weather clear                                                                 S.D.G.     From 4 to 8 Calm & cloudy weather                                                                      WF. William Flye     From 8 to Meridian Calm & cloudy.  At 10 Signal was made from the Flag ship to get under weigh.  at 10.30 got under weigh […]

Monitor Log: 4 August 1862

Remarks Aug 4/62   Commences & till 4 AM Baffling winds from S & W[estwar]d & cloudy                          Geo. Frederickson     From 4 to 8 Wind S & W[estwar]d.  weather b.c.                                                        S.D. Greene     From 8 to Meridian Light airs from the S.E & clear.  At 12 the Port Royal & Satellite came down […]

Monitor Log: 3 August 1862

Remarks Aug 3/62   Commences & till 4 AM Calm.  weather clear                                                               S.D. Greene     From 4 to 8 Wind N.E & cloudy. at 4.30 the Port Royal & Satellite went up the river                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 William Flye     From 8 to Meridian Wind N.E.  weather cloudy.  At 11 the St[eame]r Southfield           […]

Monitor Log: 19 July 1862

  Remarks July 19/62   Commences & till 4 AM Strong breeze from the N[orthwa]rd & cloudy.  The light of a large fire was seen during the whole watch. down the river heard two explosions                                                                                                                                          Geo. Frederickson     From  4 to 8 Wind N.W. & weather cool & cloudy                                                S.D Greene   […]

Monitor Log: 4 July 1862

  On 4 July 1862, the Monitor and the steamer Maratanza happened upon their old foe the CSS Teaser at Turkey Island in the James River. Commanded by Hunter Davidson, late of the CSS Virginia, the Teaser was transporting Confederate army officers to locations near Chaffin’s Bluff on the James. Two shells from the Maratanza […]

Monitor Log: 30 June 1862

Log of U S St[eame]r Monitor       Lieut Wm N Jeffers Comdg Remarks June 30th /62   Commences & till 4 AM Wind S.W & cloudy. Lightning in S.E                       Geo. Frederickson     From 4 to 8   Light airs from the S.W & pleasant.  Heard musketry & artillery in N.W until 7.30 Galena went up […]

Monitor Log: 26 June 1862

Remarks June 26 1862   Commences & till 4 AM Wind West & light. weather clear & pleasant                                    Geo. Frederickson     4 to 8 AM Wind & weather same. 6.30 St[eame]r Metamora went alongside of the wharf at city p[oin]t                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  William Flye     8 to Meridian Wind S.W & pleasant weather […]

Monitor Log: 25 June 1862

Remarks June 25th 62   Commences & till 4 AM Light breeze from the NNW & pleasant weather.  Saw three rockets in direction of Richmond                          William Flye     4 to 8 AM Light breeze from the N.W & clear weather                          E.V. Gager     8 to Meridian Wind N.W & clear. St[eame]r Stepping Stones […]

Monitor Log: 23 June 1862

Remarks June 23rd/62   Commences & till 4 AM Light wind from then N.E & cloudy weather.  At 1.30 AM discovered the deck on fire around the stove pipe in galley. extinguished it & examined the place every half hour during the watch Louis Stodder     4 to 8 AM Light airs from the […]