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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing),
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Young, Samuel Baldwin marks 1840- Military officer; born in Pittsburg, Pa., Jan. 9, 1840; joined the National army in 1861; made captain Sept. 6 of that year; served through the war, winning distinction in the campaign which closed with Lee's surrender; promoted captain in the regular Army July 28, 1866, and colonel of the 3d Cavalry June 19, 1897. He was appointed a brigadier-general of volunteers May 4, 1898, and given command of the 2d Brigade in the cavalry division of the 5th Corps in General Shafter's army; promoted major-general of volunteers on July 8 following. He served with distinction in the Philippines from July 24, 1899, to March 1, 1901, being military governor of northwestern Luzon during part of that period. He was promoted brigadier-general, United States army, Jan. 2, 1900, and major-general, United States army, Feb. 2, 1901.