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Sumner, Samuel Storrow 1842- Military officer; born in Pennsylvania, Feb. 6, 1842; entered the National army in 1861 and served with distinction during the Civil War; later was conspicuous for bravery as an Indian fighter; was promoted major in 1879. He was commissioned a brigadier-general of United States volunteers May 4, 1898, and later was promoted major-general for gallantry during the Santiago campaign in Cuba; was assigned to England as military attache in 1899; commanded the 2d Brigade of United States troops in China in July, 1900. He was next ordered to the Philippines and appointed commander of the 1st District of Southern Luzon, and was promoted brigadier-general, United States army, Feb. 4, 1901.