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Col. Thomas M. Bowen is the subject of a dishonorable dismissal after being honorably mustered out.
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Vincent, A. A., "Letter announcing the dishonorable dismissal of Col. Thomas M. Bowen" (1865). Bowen Collection. 19.
Recd M and D. O. July 10/65 Chief Mustering Office For Kans, Neb, Col, and Dakotah Leavenworth City, July 10th, 1865 Copy Telegram Little Rock Arks. July 8th 1865 Capt William M. Dye Chief Mustering Officer Leavenworth Kansas Par 2 Special Orders, 338 of June 38th from the War Dept. A. G. O. announces the dishonorable dismissal of Col. Thos. M. Bowen, 13th Kans. Infantry, who was honorably mustered out on 26th ultimo, under supervision of this Office, and with his regiment is now [illegible] for Leavenworth to receive final pay. All muster out rolls were boxed up and forwarded to you please [illegible] and retain Col Bowens discharge and place necessary remarks on field and staff rolls as give his true status - and prevent [illegible] drawn. In a day or two you will doubtless be fully advised as I telegraphed substance of foregoing to Washington as authorities. Signed A A Vincent Maj and A.C.M. Dept. Arks. Official Copy W. W. Lowe Capt 5th US Cav Chief Mustg Officer A true copy Charles Calhoun Chief Clerk