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September 17, 1862--4.30 a.m.


Brigadier-General Pendleton,

Commanding Artillery:


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

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