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Rowan (Andrew Summers) papers
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Writings, correspondence, military orders, maps, photographs, clippings, and reports relating to the exploit of Andrew Summers Rowan in carrying the "message to Garcia" during the Spanish-American War, and to other American military activities in Cuba and in the Philippines during the Philippine-American War.
Andrew Summers Rowan was born April 23, 1857 in Gap Mills, Virginia. He graduated from West Point in 1881 and was commissioned into the U.S. Army as second lieutenant. With his regiment he served on various special projects, including inspecting the Mississippi River flood of 1897. From 1891 to 1892, Rowan was in charge of barometric hypsometry of the Intercontinental Railway Survey in Central America, which brought him to Guatemala and Mexico. In 1896, Rowan, along with coauthor Marathon Montrose Ramsey, published the book The Island of Cuba: A Descriptive and Historical Account of the "Great Antilla."
6 manuscript boxes, 4 oversize boxes, 2 oversize folders (8.5 Linear Feet)
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