September 17, 1862--4.30 a.m.
General: I desire you to keep some artillery guarding each of the fords at Williamsport, Falling Waters, and Shepherdstown, and have some infantry with it, if possible.
Very respectfully, yours,
R E Lee
Source: The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Series 1, Vol. 19, Part 2, p. 610
Transcribed by Colin Woodward, 2016 September 12