From Adjutant General of the Army to Gen. Hugh Scott March 27, 1915
Federal Government; Indian/White Relations; Military/War; White Mesa Utes
Bluff; Utah; Washington D.C.
White Mesa; Paiute
THE ADJUTANT GENERAL'S OFFICE,
March 27, 1915.
From: The Adjutant General of the Army.
To: Brigadier General Hugh L. Scott, Chief of Staff,
Office of the Chief of Staff.
Subject: Efficiency record.
The Secretary of War directs that you be inferred that the following
entries have been made upon your compiled efficiency record:
1915. The Secretary of War, Honorable Lindley M. Garrison, in a letter
dated March 22, 1915, to the President of the United States, said:
" ** On Sunday I received a telegram from General Scott dated at
Bluff, Utah, stating that he had been successful and had the four
Piutes desired by Marshal Nebeker and was personally conducting
then to Salt Lake City to turn over to the Marshal. He further
states that everything is now peaceful in southern Utah. I am
equally relieved and gratified at this intelligence. The situation
was extremely dangerous, and it really looked as though an Indian
outbreak of serious proportions was almost inevitable. General
Scott has, in my opinion, done a very remarkable piece of work,
and I have wired congratulating him thereon."
1915* The Secretary of War, Honorable Lindley H. Garrison, in a telegram
dated March 21, 1915, to General Scott, said:
" I heartily congratulate you obtaining success in circumstances
which seemed to make it impossible. ** I appreciate your work in
the highest degree. ** I just received your message and have notified
all those requested."
1915. The President of the United States, in a letter dated March 23,
1915, to the Secretary of War, said:
" This is indeed a remarkable piece of work that General Scott has
done and when he returns I shall hope to thank him in person. He
is really wonderful in these things. **** " H.P. McCain (?)
Digitized by: J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah