--that fatal error, as he called it — he dispatched Paulding in the Pawnee with orders to relieve McCauley, and, with such officers and marineps useless to the insurgents.
He also perceived that with only the Pawnee and Cumberland, and the very small land force at his command, he co, marines, sailors, and others at the yard, were taken on board the Pawnee and Cumberland, leaving on shore only as many as were required to sin tow; and twenty minutes later Paulding sent up a rocket from the Pawnee, which was the signal for the incendiaries to apply the match.
In eft is seen the bow of the United States. in the center is seen the Pawnee steam-frigate, and the Cumberland with the Yankee at her side.
Thided heavy guns.
When the conflagration was fairly under way, the Pawnee and the Cumberland, towed by the Yankee, went down the river, and an safety, followed by the light of the great fire, and overtook the Pawnee off Craney Island, where the two vessels broke through the obstruct