Dr. J.B. Gambrel tells an amusing story from General Stonewall Jackson's famous valley campaign. Jackson's army found itself on
one side of a river when it needed to be on the other side. After telling his engineers to plan and build a bridge so the
army could cross, he called his wagon master in to tell him that it was urgent the wagon train cross the river as soon as
possible. The wagon master started gathering all the logs, rocks and fence rails he could find and built a bridge. Long before
day light General Jackson was told by his wagon master all the wagons and artillery had crossed the river. General Jackson
asked where are the engineers and what are they doing? The wagon master's only reply was that they were in their tent drawing up
plans for a bridge.