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27.11.26 KEIMLING
27.12.06 PEARD
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27.12.11 BROWN
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27.12.15 BROWN
27.12.17 CRONMILLER
27.12.18 MARTIN
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27.12.31 GOULD

27.11.26.   Keimling, Contact with Bandits, Pataste

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GUARDIA AND MARINE DETACHMENT
PATASTE, NICARAGUA.
26 November 1927.

From: The Commanding Officer, G. N.
To: The Division Commander, Ocotal, Nicaragua.
Subject: Contact with bandits.

   1.    Cleared 83 at 1600- 24 November 1927 with patrol of seven mounted Marines. Formed junction with eight mounted Guardias near Mal Paso. Proceeded to patrol the frontier. Patrolled from Mojon going north. At 1430- Nov. 25 1927 while near Laguna Colorado, Nicaragua, which is one league south of Es Pino [Espino], Nicaragua observed a number of shacks with some armed natives on sentry post. One shack had a large blue flag flying in front. Was told that it was the camping place of a band of thirty outlaws belonging to Anastacio Hernandez. Approached within 100 yds. of the shacks when fired on. Immediately attacked. Killed four bandits and wounded several; the rest of the bandits fled towards the frontier via a ravine. Was fired on from the Honduranian side and returned the fire. Strafed the shacks with rifle and hand grenades. Burned all of the outlaw's shacks. Captured one mare, one cow, large quantity of corn, beans, etc. and ninety rounds of Mauser ammunition.
 
   2.    Private Frederico Blanco, G. N. # 205 and Private R. A. Donnell, U.S.M.C. were both grazed by bullets. Combined patrol fought with energy and determination, and with increasing ferocity and aggressiveness.
 
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Summary & Notes:

   Another contact with a Conservative gang — in this case a gang of 30 led by Anastasio Hernández, identifiable by its blue flag.
   Gang defeated & dispersed (none known killed, no prisoners taken); an important piece of the Hernández puzzle.

   Early instance of counterinsurgency practice of burning shacks & seizing food & livestock of "bandits," which (as we'll see) soon extends to the general populace of Segovian campesinos.

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