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his rams. The eight Confederate boats had from two to four guns each, and the five Union boats from thirteen to eighteen guns each. Greene's Mississippi (Campaigns of the Civil War), p. 15. An hour's fight decided the fate of Memphis, which was surrendered to Davis without delay. His summons for its surrender is a document which ought, it has been said, to find a place in every future 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) Po