|Gilmore's Ferry was located along the Little River|
September 5, 1863
MAJOR E. SURGET
Assistant Adjutant General
MAJOR: I evacuated Fort Beauregard at 3 A. M. yesterday and destroyed the works. Find it impossible for General (Colonel Horace) Randal to reinforce me, and in accordance with his advice, I have been endeavoring to form a junction with him, but have been unable to do so, so far. I hope to join him tomorrow on the Alexandria road 16 miles from Alexandria.
Having only 40 effective men in garrison, I have only been able to save all our wagons, horses, and mules, and four of my best pieces of artillery (three 3-inch rifles and one 12-pound howitzer).
All day on the 3rd instance our cavalry engaged the advance guard of the enemy on the Hawthorn road, with a view to check his progress and prevent his intercepting the forces of General (Colonel) Randal then advancing to our relief, but they were not successful.
I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant.
GEO. WM. LOGAN