Sapper
Robert Cowan

 I beg to recommend that [Robert Cowan (particularily) have his] pay raised again in consequence of [his] good conduct.

Cowan came out quite strong at Langley with Serjt. Rogers and was the best man of the party.  He is on very low pay and I know not since when this has been the case.  However, ever since he has been with me, he has done everything that could be wished for and I am very glad he was not sent to England.  From what I have heard him say, I know he would have liked it above all things, so there would have been no need to put him on board a man of war to prevent him from bolting.

--letter from Captain Haig to Colonel Hawkins, 6th June 1859