Rowan, Andrew Summers

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Dates:
Birth 1857-04-23
Death 1943-01-10

Biographical notes:

Major, United States Army.

From the description of Andrew Summers Rowan papers, 1891-1940. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 754868230

Andrew Summers Rowan (1857-1943), American army officer. As a lieutenant, at the outbreak of the Spanish-American War in 1898 was sent to talk with Cuban revolutionary leader General Garcia y Inigues to learn the strength of the revolutionary army. He left Washington April 8 on his secret mission and returned May 14, 1898. His exploit was made famous in an 1899 article by Elbert Hubbard, "A Message to Garcia." In 1923 Rowan wrote his own account of "How I Carried the Message to Garcia."

Albert B. Brady, secretary for the S.S. McClure Company.

From the description of Check [paid] to the order of Andrew S. Rowan, 1898 June 30. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 59823017

Biographical/Historical Note

Major, United States Army.

From the guide to the Andrew Summers Rowan papers, 1891-1940, (Hoover Institution Archives)

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Subjects:

  • Spanish--American War, 1898
  • Fortification

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Places:

  • Philippines History Insurrection, 1899-1901. (as recorded)
  • Cuba History Revolution, 1895-1898. (as recorded)
  • Esquimalt (B.C.) (as recorded)
  • British Columbia--Esquimalt (as recorded)
  • Cuba (as recorded)
  • Philippines (as recorded)