Bacot Letter

R. H. Bacot to Dear Sis, March 19, 1864
(© North Carolina Office of Archives & History)

A portion of a letter to Bacot's sister. Note the two derogatory references to the ironclad: "C.S. Neuse-(ance)" and "Neus'ance"

The young officer's sentiments were no doubt shared by his crewmates, especially the vessel's second commander, Benjamin Loyall.

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