A number of guns fell into the Federal hands, but were mostly . They claim to have found large quantities of ammunition, shot and shells of every kind; but as there are several transparent lies in the statement, this is doubtless an exaggeration.
The following extract is some what interesting to newspaper people.
Among the rebel officers on the island were two ex-journalists; serving as Lieutenants of artillery companies — Jas. J. McDaniel, for orderly editor of the Columbus (Tenn) Herald, and Waiter Scott Lipscomb, late of the New Orleans Delta, and at one time proprietor of the now deceased Vicksburg (Miss.) Sun,--They said they had gone to the war for the love of adventure and their attachment to Southern ; but they had found life in the army more disagreeable and annoying than the severe drudgery of journalistic existence.
An article is republished from the Cincinnati Commercial, of April 12, which gives a great deal of information, mixed with some gross