ad sent, depressed Magruder very much.
Later in the evening he received some encouragement.
Maj. Taylor of Lee's staff, bearing a message, arrived, hunting for Jackson.
Upon being told that Jackson had been ordered elsewhere, as Magruder loosely quoted his message to Jones, Taylor did not hesitate to say that there must be some mistake.
As he did not know the country, and Magruder had upon his staff a Chaplain Allen who did know it, the message for Jackson was intrusted to Allen, and Taylor returned to Lee. But Lee's note that night to Magruder, already quoted (p. 138), contained a postscript, as follows:—
P. S. Since the above was written I learn from Maj. Taylor that you are under the impression that Gen. Jackson has been ordered not to support you. On the contrary, he has bee statement to Magruder, that Jackson was even then crossing at Grapevine bridge, and his sending Taylor later with a message to Jackson, show that he believed his orders were being executed.