The Indianola question settled.
, who blew up the Indianola
, gives the editor of the Natchez Courtier
He says that on Wednesday night, a Federal gunboats, which he is pretty well assured was the Tuscumbia
, (afterwards turning out to be a Yankee scare crow,) and which by the way, it represented as a very formidable iron-clad, made her appearance, within two miles of where the Indianola
lay. Lieut Frith
informs us that he had two 11 inch and two 9 inch Dahlgren
guns, a also two howitzers — field pieces, on board the sunken vessel as a battery, with but five men besides himself to man them.
On Thursday night at 11 o'clock, after throwing overboard three of the pieces, and making his preparations for burning the 11 inch guns, he laid his train for the final destruction of the Indianola
Upon examination after the explosion, Lieut. Firth
found that it was complete, and she lay a total wreak.
It is that there was no discipline on the Indianola
after she was taken; that she was literally pillaged by those on board, in order to posses " " of the victory, etc.