Colonel Thomas Howard leads a company of his dragoons over the bridge in the face of the Parliamentarian light guns and musketeers. Unfortunately he dies leading an attack and is the most senior Royalist Officer to die that day. The attack succeeds due to large numbers of Royalist troops and the bridge is crossed and the fight continues on the south side of the River Tees into the hamlet of Cliffe. Here we see the dead piling up on the south side of the bridge and Colonel Thomas Howard advancing across the bridge with his ensign, both on horseback with a company of dragoons both to the front and rear on foot.
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