HEADQUARTERS FIFTH REGIMENT
SECOND BRIGADE MARINE CORPS
2 February, 1928
INTELLIGENCE REPORT OF INCIDENTS
From: 0000 31 January 1928
To : 2400 1 February 1928
GENERAL STATE OF TERRITORY OCCUPIED:
(a) Conditions in the northern area
remain unsettled; fewer reports
regarding acts of depredation committed
by these outlaw groups are being
received at these headquarters.
(b) Conditions in the southern area are
rapidly assuming a more normal aspect.
ATTITUDE OF THE CIVIL POPULATION TOWARD
(a) The press controlled by the
Conservative faction continues to
publish well directed caustic attacks on
the attitude of the Marine forces in
Nicaragua. No doubt, they hope, that by
depreciating our motives and
discrediting our actions, through these
belittling and damaging suggestions, to
cause a withdrawal of the Marines and
the defeat of the McCoy Electoral Law.
(b) The Liberal publications have
adopted an attitude that is the direct
opposite to the Conservative spirit.
(a) The markets continue active, in
spite of the fact that prices are
(b) The labor situation remains
Routine work, nothing to report.
FRICTION BETWEEN MARINES AND CIVIL
None of any consequence reported.
An unconfirmed native report has been
received to the effect that General
Ferrera has a group of 200 outlaws in
the vicinity of LICARROT.
The telegraph operator at SOMOTO reports
that a repair gang going over the lines
met a bandit group in the vicinity of
The Commanding Officer of the Marine
Detachment at JINOTEGA reports that the
Jefe Politice at SAN RAFAEL del NORTE
states that on the morning of February
1st a large group of bandits were in the
town of YALI. This rumor threw the
citizens of SAN RAFAEL del NORTE in a
state of panic and caused the police of
that town to hid their arms to keep the
bandits from getting them.
The commanding officer from Chinandega
reports that a Nicaraguan educated in
the United States has told him that one
of Sandino's men spent a day at his
hacienda and stated that SANDINO wounded
in the knee, under an alias when to
PANAMA for treatment in a civilian,
1st Lieutenant, USMC