Sharspburg,

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

General

 

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