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 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