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Monitor Log: 8 July 1862

Remarks July 8th/62   Commences & till 4 AM Calm & weather clear                                                             S.D.G.     From 4 to 8 AM Light airs from the N.W & clear weather.  At 6 the coal schooner came alongside                                                                                                                                                                                                             William Flye     From 8 to Meridian Light airs from the N.W & fine weather. finished […]

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: 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: 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 […]