The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 55, July 1951 - April, 1952 Page: 377
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The Seminole-Negro Scouts, 1870-z88i 377
of the United States Army."85 The scouts themselves, however,
were rewarded by the gradual reduction and ultimate disband-
ment of the organization," followed by the eviction of the sur-
vivors and their successors and kinsmen from their homes on
the Fort Clark reservation.7
esRaht, Romance of Davis Mountains, 198.
66The older generation of Seminole Negroes at Brackettville are firmly convinced
that if General Bullis had lived, this disbandment would not have taken place.
John Jefferson tells the story that Bullis was ill in his home in San Antonio when
news of the intended disbandment reached him. He immediately called for his
clothes and began to dress. "General, what are you doing out of bed? Don't you
realize that you are a sick man?" the nurse protested. "Colonel ------- says
he's going to disband my old scouts," the general replied. "I'm going to Fort Clark
and stop him." According to the story, the general then collapsed and died. As a
matter of fact, the general died of a heart attack at a boxing match on May 26,
1911, and the final order for the disbanding of the scouts was not issued until
July 1o, 1914. The story, however, is indicative of the feeling between Bullis and
the scouts even though the details do not jibe with the actualities.
T7Memoranda relative to Seminole Negro Indians (MSS.); Woodhull, "Seminole
Indian Scouts on Border," Frontier Times, XV, 126-127.
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