Confederate Lt. Col, Died In Cuba, A Mystery

Confederate Lt. Col, Died In Cuba, A Mystery

Andrew F. Browning, a memorial not grave site since he died in Cuba just days after General Lee surrendered at Appomattox.

Confederate Lt. Col, Died In Cuba, A Mystery
Confederate Lt. Col, Died In Cuba, A Mystery

He was assigned to Charleston security, but not there when it fell to Sherman. A year later he was a passenger on a ‘blockade’ runner headed for Cuba. Where he passed away soon after arriving.

The question is why was he there at all? He did have a political run in with a superior officer (who had killed another officer in a duel). But that was finished before his trip. Before the war he was a successful merchant.

Confederate Lt. Col, Died In Cuba, A Mystery
Confederate Lt. Col, Died In Cuba, A Mystery

No records have been found for his leaving the army and war. It could have been any number of reasons, still a mystery.

He was well thought of, enough so that this expensive monument and family grave sites was built in Magnolia Cemetery, Charleston.

 

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