Special Order No. 127 was issued by Major General Stoneman convening a court-martial for the trial of Colonel S. R. K. Patton of the 8th Tennessee Cavalry. The order also commands Lieutenant Colonel John E. McGowan to "depart for the court."
Certificate issued by Judge Advocate Gray certifying that Lieutenant Colonel John E. McGowan was in attendance of the General Courts-martial from June 14 to July 26, 1865, in accordance with Special Order No. 127.