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Captain Eugene C. Rowan court-martial collection

Captain Eugene C. Rowan court-martial collection

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Finding aid for the Captain Eugene C. Rowan court-martial collection

Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
100 Rock Street
Little Rock, Arkansas, 72201
(501) 320-5700

January 9, 2014



Repository: Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
Creator:United States. Army.
Title: Captain Eugene C. Rowan court-martial collection
Dates: 1904-1918
Quantity: 0.21 Linear feet
Abstract:This collection contains documents belonging to Capt. Eugene C. Rowan relating to his arrest for refusing to obey an order regarding drilling of black troops alongside white troops at Camp Pike, Arkansas.
Identification: BC.MSS.13.72
Language: English

Arrangement

This collection is arranged chronologically and topically.


Scope and Contents

This collection contains documents belonging to Capt. Eugene C. Rowan relating to his arrest for refusing to obey an order regarding drilling of black troops alongside white troops at Camp Pike, Arkansas.


Biographical Information

Eugene C. Rowan was born in Georgia March 28, 1875, to Joseph K. and Sarah Cunyus Rowan. The family later lived in Mississippi, and Eugene worked briefly in the saw mills in Louisiana. Rowan served as a 1st lieutenant in the Mississippi Infantry during the Spanish American War. He later lived in Laurel, Mississippi, where he worked at farming and real estate.

Rowan was living at Laurel in 1917 when the mobilization for World War I began. At the age of forty-three, Rowan registered for the draft and subsequently returned to the army. He was given the rank of captain and served as commanding officer of Company 23 of the 6th Training Battalion, 162nd Depot Brigade.

The unit was at Camp Pike in North Little Rock, Arkansas, when the events referred to in these papers took place. Rowan faced court-martial for his actions and was convicted of willful disobedience of orders. As a result, he was discharged from the army. He returned to Mississippi, where he died on December 7, 1936.


Index Terms

This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Camp Pike (Ark.)
Camp Pike (Ark.) -- History -- 20th century.
Pemberton, Walter Henry, 1857-1928
Race relations -- Arkansas.
Rowan, Eugene C., 1874-1936
Shaw, F. B., Colonel
United States. Army. Depot Brigade, 162nd.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Arkansas.

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

Restrictions on Use

Non-circulating, in-house use only.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Captain Eugene C. Rowan court-martial collection, MSS.13.72, Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, Arkansas Studies Institute

Acquisition Information

Purchased, 2013


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