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Archibald Hamilton Rowand, Jr., was born in Philadelphia on March 6, 1845, and attended Quaker and other private schools in Philadelphia and Greenville, South Carolina, where his father worked as a bookbinder.  Rowand’s period in South Carolina produced an ability to speak with a southern accent that served him well during the Civil War.

    He attempted to enlist in Pennsylvania, but was underage and he went to Wheeling, West Virginia, where his father’s younger brother, Thomas Weston Rowand, a veteran of the Mexican War, was raising a company of cavalry that was soon mustered into service as Company K, 1st Virginia (Loyal) Volunteer Cavalry.  Rowand’s enlistment date was July 17,1862, and he was seventeen.

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