6| Civil War Sailors: In Their Own Words
Letters of U.S. sailors John J. Seacote and Trevor Cook
Letters of John J. Seacote to his father
John J. Seacote
Seacote served in the U.S. Navy during the U.S. Civil War from 1864 to 1865. His letters, written to his father between 28 March 1864 and 15 March 1865, partially chronicle his war time experiences--from being drafted to the sloop of war and training ship USS Savannah to hearing of the death in battle of a childhood friend.
Letters of Henry Trevor Cook to his mother
Henry Trevor Cook
Cook attended the U.S. Naval Academy when it was relocated to Newport, R.I. for the duration of the U.S. Civil War. The two letters, written to his mother in 1862 and 1863, discuss his course work and his time aboard the school ship, USS Constitution, which was stationed in Newport. As a midshipman, Cook was assigned to the sloop Marion for the summer 1863 cruise.