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emaining to me; the waist-boats having been torn to pieces.
Some twenty minutes after my furnace-fires had been extinguished, and when the ship was on the point of settling, every man, in obedience to a previous order which had been given the crew, jumped overboard, and endeavored to save himself.
There was no appearance of any boat coming to me from the enemy, until after my ship went down.
Fortunately, however, the steamyacht Deerhound, owned by a gentleman of Lancashire, England —Mr. John Lancaster—who was himself on board, steamed up in the midst of my drowning men, and rescued a number of both officers and men from the water.
I was fortunate enough myself thus to escape to the shelter of the neutral flag, together with about forty others, all told.
About this time, the Kearsarge sent one, and then, tardily, another boat.
Accompanying, you will find lists of the killed and wounded, and of those who were picked up by the Deerhound; the remainder, there is reason to hope, were