A Prediction fulfilled.--A correspondent of the Cincinnati. Gazette
, writing from Nolin, Ky.
, says: “On his memorable journey home from Washington
, shortly before his death, Senator Douglas
remarked to a distinguished Kentuckian whom he chanced to meet at Indianapolis
, ‘I know your man Breckinridge
better than you do yourselves.
Mark my words, sir; within a year from this time John C. Breckinridge
will be a General in the rebel army!’
The result shows how thoroughly Mr. Douglas did
know his former friend.
The year is but half passed since the prediction was made, and to-day Mr. Breckinridge
holds a position as Brigadier-General
in the rebel army under Buckner
, at Bowling Green