total losses 5965 or more; those of the enemy could scarcely have reached 2000, but the casualties of different battles are not separated.
Of Jackson's part in this action there is very little to be said.
He took no initiative, though complying promptly with orders or requests as received.
But had he been the Jackson of the Valley, being on the left flank that morning, he would have turned Malvern Hill by his left, and taken position commanding the road somewhere beyond Turkey Creek.
Malvern should not have been attacked; only the enemy observed and held by Longstreet, while Jackson got a position which they would be forced to assault.
Lee's report sums up the subsequent operations briefly, as follows: —
On July 2, it was discovered that the enemy had withdrawn during the night, leaving the ground covered with his dead and wounded, and his route exhibiting abundant evidence of precipitate retreat.
The pursuit was commenced, Gen. Stuart with his cavalry in the advance,