the stream, and recrossed with great difficulty by a cow-path.
He informed General Jackson that the infantry could cross below the bridge, but the engineers thought that they could cross better above it. A division of infantry was therefore put in above, but, after wasting hours of valuable time, failed to effect a crossing.
For an interesting page of the chapter of accidents that followed us from Gaines' Mill to Westover, see the letter of General Munford on page 80 of the Camnpaigns of Stuart, by H. B. McClellan.
On page 466 of Dabney's Life of Jackson, we find these significant words: Two columns pushed with determination across the two fords, at which the cavalry of Munford passed over and returned—the one in the centre, and the other at the left—and protected in their outset by the oblique fire of a powerful artillery, so well posted on the right, would not have failed to dislodge Franklin from a position already half lost.
The list of casualties would have indeed been lar