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Monitor Log: 31 August 1862

Remarks Aug 31/62   Commences & till 4 AM Wind & weather clear                                                             S.D.G.  S.D. Greene         From 4 to 8 Moderate breezes from the E[astwar]’d & pleasant.  At 6 the Wachusett made signal to 4248 and immediately got under way accompanied by the Maratanza, Tioga, Mahaska, Sonoma, Southfield, Alert and seven […]

Monitor Log: 19 August 1862

Remarks Aug 19/62   Commences & till 4 Calm & weather clear                                                             S.D. Greene       From 4 to 8 Light breeze from the N. & clear weather.  At 6 one of the Gunboats commenced shelling the right bank of the river opposite Harrisons Landing                                                                                                                    William Flye     From 8 to Meridian […]

Monitor Log: 18 August 1862

Remarks Aug 18/62   Commences & till 4 AM Moderate breeze from the N.E & clear weather                     William Flye       From 4 to 8 Wind N.E & pleasant.  At 7.30 a flag of truce passed down with returned union officers on board                                                                                                                                                                          Louis Stodder     From 8 to Meridian […]

Monitor Log: 15 July 1862

Remarks July 15/62   Commences & till 4 AM Moderate breeze from S & clear weather                               William Flye        From 4 to 8 Wind & weather same                                                            E.V.Gager for L.N.S.     From 8 to Meridian Calm & pleasant. Maratanza went up the river & returned. Yankee went up                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Louis Stodder […]

Monitor Log: 10 July 1862

Remarks July 10/62                                                                   Commences & till 4 AM Calm & clear                                                                           E.V. Gager for L.N.S.     From 4 to 8  Calm & clear                                                                          Louis Stodder   From 8 to Meridian At 10 the Maratanza & Yankee got under weigh and stood down the river.  At 10.20 the Yankee returned.  Calm weather clear                                                                             […]

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: 6 July 1862

Remarks July 6/62   Commences & till 4 AM Calm & clear  Galena signalled frequently to the shore during the watch.  2 Jacob Bell arrived. At 4 got underweigh and convoyed St[eame]r Stepping Stones by Windmill p[oin]t.                                                                                                                                                                          E.V. Gager for L.N.S.     From 4 to 8 Wind & weather same. […]

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: 2 July 1862

Remarks July 2nd /62   Commences & till 4 AM Light breeze S E & cloudy                                                                                                                                                                                                     E.V. Gager for LNS     From 4 to 8 Wind S.E & rainy.  Delaware passed on her way up the river Mahaska & Aroostook with schooners in tow passed down. Also Galena & Maratanza                                                                                                                   L.N. […]

Monitor Log: 1 July 1862

Remarks July 1st 62   Commences & till 4 AM   Wind S.W & clear                                                                                                                                                                                    Louis Stodder       From 4 to 8 Light N.W. wind & clear weather.  7.15 Mahaska went down the river   Coal steamer M Francis came along side. coaled ship at 7.30                                                                                                                                                            Geo. Frederickson     From […]