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We had four 32-pounders and two 24-pounders, and 43 men, was his reply with a blush. And do you realize what you have done, sir? I asked. No, he said frankly; I do not understand it at all. Well, sir, you and your 43 men, in your miserable little mud fort in the rushes, have captured two gunboats, a goodly number of prisoners, many stands of small arms, and plenty of good ammunition, and all that you have done with six popguns and two smart Quakers. And that is not the worst of your boyish tricks. You have sent three Yankee gunboats, 6,000 troops and a general out to sea in the dark. By resolution, approved February 8, 1864, the thanks of the Confederate Congress were extended to Captain Odlum, Lieut. Richard W. Dowling, and the 41 men composing the Davis Guards, for their gallant defense, which was characterized as one of the most brilliant and heroic achievements in the history of this war, and entitles the Davis Guards to the gratitude and admiration of their country.