After the Civil War ended in 1865, Corwin Pottenger Rees continued his military background and enrolled into the Naval Academy. While at the Naval Academy Corwin makes many friends and enjoys his studies. One letter sent to his mother describes his joy of being a part of the Naval Academy resulting in a younger brother to also enroll into the Naval Academy. Corwin's time at the academy is short before he is sent out to travel along the seas. After his service Corwin continues to travel the seas to explore new countries.