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MAJOR GENERAL HUGH LENOX SCOTT - AUTOGRAPH SENTIMENT SIGNED - HFSID 293337

HUGH LENOX SCOTT Clipped handwritten sentiment of the US Army Chief of Staff at the outset of World War I Autograph Sentiment signed: "Very sincerely/H. L. Scott", 4x1½ affixed to a 5x3 card, which also has a printed caption affixed at lower edge.

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HUGH LENOX SCOTT
Clipped handwritten sentiment of the US Army Chief of Staff at the outset of World War I
Autograph Sentiment signed: "Very sincerely/H. L. Scott", 4x1½ affixed to a 5x3 card, which also has a printed caption affixed at lower edge. In the one-month interval between the resignation of Garrison and Breckinridge, and the confirmation of a new War Secretary, Newton Baker, Army Chief of Staff Hugh Lenox Scott (1853-1954) served as Secretary of War Ad Interim. Scott, a veteran cavalry officer expert on fighting and negotiating with the Indians on the Great Plains, was Commandant of West Point before becoming Army Chief of Staff (1914-1917). Wilson was re-elected in November 1916 on the slogan "He kept us out of war," but five months later, in response to Germany's declaration of unrestricted submarine warfare, he asked Congress for a Declaration of War. Meanwhile, Scott had been working quietly for measures which went even further than those advocated by Garrison: military conscription! It would be for the war and its aftermath, his Fourteen Points and advocacy of a League of Nations (which the US Senate refused to join), that Wilson is primarily remembered today. Lightly toned and worn. Otherwise, fine condition.

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