Educator's Guide: Language Arts: A Sailor's Story Activity Key

1. Ten Minutes

2. Musquitoes

3. Bennett Wells

4. Gideon Wells, Secretary of the Navy

5. Southerners or "Rebels," who had seceded from the Union

6. No

7. Two hours

8. The stores were all closed

9. Selfridge

10. U.S. Frigate "Cumberland"

11. "to not allow any profane swearing"

12. for not getting his hammock early enough

13. 1 51/2 hours

14. 101/2 a.m.

15. free time ashore 16. 5 a.m.

17. "the decks are scrubbed and the guns cleaned"

18. in hammocks

19. He gave the CAIRO three days to leave the country.

20. Yes

21. Three minutes

22. Seven minutes

23. A Torpedo struck the CAIRO

24. The Port bow gun was dismounted

25. "to prevent her sinking in deep water" George Yost Diary materials used with the

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