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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 […]

CSS Teaser

On this day in 1861, CSS Teaser, commanded by Lieutenant Robert Randolph Carter, CSN, was assigned to help defend the James River at Jamestown Island. This former steam tug was armed with one 32-pounder banded rifle and detailed to observe Union naval operations at the mouth of the James River.