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Savage, Richard Henry 1846- Military officer; born in Utica, N. Y., June 12, 1846; graduated at the United States Military Academy in 1868; remained in the army After the battle at savage's Station. for three years as second lieutenant in the corps of engineers; later studied law and practised in New York. In May, 1898, he was appointed senior major in the 2d United States Volunteer Engineers and served during the war with Spain. In November, 1898, he accompanied his command to Havana, and in that city personally raised the first American flag that had ever floated in Havana province. He is the author of After many years, and other poems; For love and life; The anarchist; The flying Halcyon, etc.