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then passed for all hands to lay aft. Captain Semmes handed the clerk a written paper, which wad finish by boarding her. It was expected that Semmes would lead the boarders in person; for thoughere given to the gunners during the fight. Capt. Semmes directed the manœuvring of the ship. Tnnah, and was a son of Major Anderson. Capt. Semmes about the same time was wounded in the hand, Mr. Kell, seeing the battle was lost, ran to Semmes and told him he must strike the colors, as the vessel was sinking fast. Semmes merely replied, "Try to get a little more headway on her;" and to , very respectfully, your obedient servant. R Semmes, Captain. Mr. Slidell's position towards Semmes. [From the Paris Constitutionnel, June 25.] Several journals enter into details, more or il the evening before the engagement, that Captain Semmes's intention was to go out to meet the Keardding that the line of conduct followed by Captain Semmes has unreservedly the approbation of Mr. Sl[18 more...]
Genuine Yankee infamy. Capt. Semmes says that Winslow had covered his ship with chain armor, and then nailed planks over it, to give it the appearance of a wooden ship, while in fact it was an iron-clad. After learning this, we no longer wondered at the instantaneous promotion of Winslow. It was meet and proper, and altogether in keeping, that an infamous Government should reward an infamous renegade for perpetrating the most infamous fraud that was ever practiced upon the high seas. A reward from Lincoln would be a disgrace to any man who was not already beyond disgrace. Had such a foul advantage been taken over one knight by another in the days of chivalry, the perpetrator would have had his spurs hacked off by the common hangman, his arms reversed, his name stricken from the roll of honor, and his carcase stretched by the neck between sun and earth, until the birds of the air had torn his eyes from their sockets. What must be the sense of honor of that Government which ca