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The ram Tennessee at Mobile Bay. by James D. Johnston, commander, C. S. N. The Confederate naval force at Mobile at the time of Admiral Farragut's attack was commanded by Admiral Franklin Buchanan, of Merrimac fame, and consisted of the iron-clad ram Tennessee, armed with four 6.4-inch rifled guns in broadside, and two 7-inch rifles, one at each end of the shield; the gun-boats Morgan and Gaines, carrying six guns each, chiefly of smaller caliber; and the Selma, carrying only four, making in all 22 guns. The entire force of officers and men was about 470. Admiral Farragut's fleet consisted of six first-class steam sloops of war, eight smaller sloops and gun-boats, and four monitors, two of which had double turrets. The total number of guns carried by these vessels was 159, and 33 howitzers; and the officers and crews numbered about 3000. The hull of the Tennessee was constructed on a high bluff near the Alabama River, a short distance above the city of Selma, and all the timb