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Monitor Log: 17 June 1862

Remarks June 17/62   Commences & till 4 AM Light breezes from the S.E & clear weather                           William Flye         4 to 8 A.M Wind & weather same 5.30 Galena got under weigh & proceeded down the river                                                                                                                 E.V. Gager     8 to Meridian Wind S & clear.  Heavy firing […]

Monitor Log: 14 June 1862

Remarks Saturday June 14/62   Commences & till 4 A.M Calm weather & clear                                                             S.D. Greene     4 to 8 A.M Calm & pleasant                                                                                  William Flye     8 to Meridian Calm & clear weather.  St[eame]r Stepping Stones went up the river and Island Belle with a schooner & scow in tow went down.  […]

Monitor Log: 7 June 1862

Remarks Saturday May [June]7/62   Commenced & till 4 A.M Calm & cloudy very strong current                                        Louis Stodder     4 to 8 AM Cloudy weather & light breeze from the westward at 6 AM St[eame]r Jacob Bell came down from above                                  Geo. Frederickson     8 to Meridian Light airs from S.E & pleasant […]

Monitor Log: 20 May 1862

Remarks Tuesday May 20th/62   Midnight to 4 A.M Light variable airs & pleasant weather.  middle part foggy                                        William Flye     4 to 8 A.M Wind N.E & Cloudy weather.  5.30 an officer arrived at City Point with flag of truce. 6 AM a boat from flag ship came alongside with orders to cover […]

Monitor Log: 19 May 1862

Remarks Monday May 19th/62   Midnight to 4 A.M Light airs from the S.W. fine weather. Swung to flood  tide at 3 A.M                                                                                                                                 E.V. Gager     4 to 8 A.M Wind & weather same                                                                        Louis Stodder     8 toMeridian Light breeze from S.W  thick & cloudy weather with rain                                                                                                                                                    Geo. […]

Monitor Log: 17 May 1862

Remarks Saturday May 17th 1862     Midnight to 4 A.M Light breeze from S.E. with clear pleasant weather               Geo. Frederickson       4 to 8 A.M Wind & weather the same. at 7.30 sent a contraband on board the Galena                                                                                                                           William Flye     8 toMeridian Light breeze from S.W. & fine […]

Monitor Log: 16 May 1862

The crew of the Monitor expanded by one, when, during the night of May 16, 1862, a young black man rowed to the Monitor from the north shore of the James River. Thinking him to be a Confederate boarder, the men standing watch fired a warning shot and sounded the alarm that a boarding party […]

Monitor Log: 15 May 1862

Remarks Thursday May 15th/62   Midnight to 4. A.M Wind & weather same  swung to ebb at 4. A.M.  Pickets called in at 4 A.M                                                                                                             E.V. Gager     4 to 8 A.M Wind N.E and raining, at 6 AM got under weigh stood up the river.  the banks lined with riflemen firing at […]

Monitor Log: 13 May 1862

Remarks  Tuesday May 13/62   Midnight to 4. AM Gentle breeze pure SW with clear and pleasant weather                                                                                                             Geo. Frederickson     4 to 8 A.M Wind and weather same.  at 4.30 called all hands up anchor at 5.30 Heaving up James river in company with the fleet.  At 7.45 flag ship made number […]