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The Daily Dispatch: July 11, 1864., [Electronic resource] 2 0 Browse Search
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e Kearsage, but she was too disabled it appears to go after the Deerhound to overhaul her, and thus Semmes escaped being made prisoner. Semmes's Speech to his crew. [Paris (June 21) correspondence London Post.] As Captain Semmes is in England, you will get better accounts of the combat than reach us in Paris. A French account says that before leaving Cherbourg he called his men, and addressing them, exclaimed--"We must conquer or die!" To which the crew replied (I give the words in French): "Hurrah pour le Sud! Vive Lee! Vive son armee! Viva la France! la nation genereuse qui seule partique d'une manfere impartiale la neutralite!" Scene at the Hauling down of the Confederate flag. [From the London Star (special report), June 21.] Captain Semmes directed the First Lieutenant, Mr. Kell, to go below and report the state of the ship. That officer soon returned, saying she was in a sinking state, and the Captain decided on striking his flag. The flag had been alread