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flotilla, the Confederate rams having, however, done great damage, and the Union rams being not yet employed. Later, Fort Pillow was bombarded by Davis up to June 4, when it was abandoned, leaving forty heavy guns and much military material. On June 6 Davis commanded in a second fight with the Confederate flotilla, he being now fully reinforced by Colonel Ellet and his rams. The eight Confederate boats had from two to four guns each, and the five Union boats from thirteen to eighteen guns eacds and heights, which were promptly abandoned by the Confederates, many of the latter rushing over the steep bank into the river. About 1,500 prisoners were taken by the Union troops, and the Confederate general, Vaughan, wrote to General Bragg, June 6, Went into the fight yesterday with an aggregate of 5,600; I have not over 3,000 effectives. Pond, p. 27. The 34th Mass. lost on this occasion 24. It took part also in the unsuccessful attack on Lynchburg, June 17– 18, and in the affair at Sn