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Whitney, Henry Howard 1866- Military officer; born in Glen Hope, Pa., Dec. 25, 1866; graduated at the United States Military Academy in 1892 and was assigned to the 4th Artillery as first lieutenant. In 1898, under the guise of an English sailor, he made a military reconnoissance of Porto Rico and gained information which General Miles made the basis of his campaign against that island. He was captain and assistant adjutant-general on the staff of General Miles during the war with Spain; was afterwards promoted lieutenant-colonel and became aide-de-camp to Lieutenant-General Miles.