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A two page letter written by Col. Bowen to S. C. Pomeroy regarding a possible reorganization of his unit
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"Letter written to the Hon. S. C. Pomeroy" (1863). Bowen Collection. 14.
Springfield Mo Feb 26th 1863 13 Regt K V Hon S. C. Pomeroy My Dear Sir I am in receipt of your favor relating to certain matters connected with the reorganization of this Regiment. In answer I have only to say that no person ever told me that we were to be at home in the Spring nor did I ever hear any one else promised anything of that kind. There has been a little grumbling but nothing more a [illegible] than we hear among the men of any other Regt indeed I think there is more [illegible] patriotism in the 13th than [illegible] almost any Regt I ever saw. For my own part I have no desire to do any particular thing more than to fight my best and do whatever Duty may be assigned me by my Superior officers and the men have on every occasion shown their [illegible] positions. I think it highly probable that some sore head at home has made misrepresentations to you to induce you to do something in relations to my Regt. Whatever the motive is I neither know nor care: with a full consciousness of having done my duty as have my men and inspired by no desire for the future except luck as [illegible] a man and a patriot. I bid defiance to every attempt to interfere with my Regt or my self. I have the honor to be one of your Constituents Thos M. Bowen Col 13 Regt KV