Young, Samuel Baldwin Marks, an American military officer; born in Pittsburg, Pa., Jan. 9, 1840; entered the Union army in 1861; served with distinction through the Civil War; and was brevetted Brigadier-General; joined the regular army; was commissioned a Brigadier-General of volunteers, May 4, 1898; and participated in the Cuban campaign; was promoted Major-General of Volunteers, and honorably discharged after the surrender of Santiago; served in the Philippines in 1889-1901; was promoted Brigadier-General, U. S. A., Jan. 2, 1900; Major-General, Feb. 2, 1901; and for a time served as military governor of Northwestern Luzon and was commander of the 1st District, Department of Luzon. Later in the same year he was placed in command of the Department of California. In February, 1902, he was selected to be the first president of the newly-established Army War College, in Washington, D.C.; Lieutenant-General in 1903.

Entry from Everybody's Cyclopedia, 1912.

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