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e polite letter writer. It runs thus: Sir, I have the honor to request that you will surrender. I am, Mr. Mayor, with high respect, your obedient servant. The prophecy of Captain Montgomery, commanding the Confederate river defence fleet, that the enemy . . . will never penetrate farther down the Mississippi River, See letter in Porter's Naval History of the Civil War, p. 167. was not fulfilled. Davis descended the river, and on July 1 joined Farragut's fleet from New Orleans. On October 15 following he was relieved from command of the flotilla on arrival of Commander (afterwards admiral) Porter, who thus testifies to his services: For the second time (i. e., at Memphis) Rear-Admiral Davis won a strictly naval victory, and won it without a single mistake. . . . Take the battle, together with its results, it was one of the handsomest achievements of the war, but it did not receive that general notice which it deserved. . . . If Mr. Secretary Welles, who was liberal with his eu