Quite a prophecy.
--The New York Herald's
correspondent at Fort Pickens
, after speaking of two little forays, in which they burned the dry-dock and the schooner Judah
"News reaches me that an enterprise of a still more desperate character than either of the above will be attempted shortly.
It is the firm purpose of Colonel Brown
to bring on a general engagement by provoking the enemy to a point beyond mortal endurance.
B. is cautious, and does not wish to take the initiative step.
Indeed, his orders from the War Department are not to do so; but there is nothing to prevent his replying when once the enemy shall have applied the match to any of his big guns.
And reply he will.
Ere another mail reaches you, I hope to be able to chronicle such events as shall electrify the whole country."
How promptly and completely this prophecy has been fulfilled!
Truly, the destruction of their camp, the spiking of their guns in battery, and the putting to flight of their ‘"Pet Lambs,"’ without giving them a chance to put on their breeches, will be apt to ‘"electrify"’ the whole North
, although perhaps not in a very agreeable manner.