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27.11.02 CHAPPELL
27.11.02 GOULD
27.11.06 PEARD
27.11.07 BELLINGER
27.11.10 KEIMLING
27.11.11 BROWN
27.11.12 HARBAUGH
27.11.13 CRUM
27.11.14 DARNELL
27.11.19 WELLS
27.11.20 BELLINGER
27.11.26 KEIMLING
27.12.06 PEARD
27.12.07 BROWN
27.12.11 BROWN
27.12.11 KEIMLING
27.12.11 HARBAUGH
27.12.15 BROWN
27.12.17 CRONMILLER
27.12.18 MARTIN
27.12.19 WELLS
27.12.31 GOULD

27.12.11.   Keimling, Contact with Bandits, Pataste Ranch south of Somoto

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MARINE AND GUARDIA DETACHMENT
PATASTE, NICARAGUA.
11 December 1927

From: The Commanding Officer.
To: The Division Commander
Subject: Contact with Bandits

    1.   At 0450 on 10 December, 1927, undersigned with 10 guardias cleared MAL PASO, to patrol the frontier. Near ESPINO received information of bandit activity in the direction of CORRAL FALSO. Undersigned with 2 guardias proceeded to locate bandit's hangout when near CORRAL FALSO. Crept upon outlaws' camp unnoticed as bandits were busy eating. Noticed 20 armed bandits near 3 shacks. They had no sentry out. Sent F. Blanco to get rest of patrol and deploy them for the attack. Luis Huerta, GN, sneaked up to one of the shacks and threw a hand grenade in same, killing two bandits and seriously wounding three. Rest of the patrol attacked, killing four more and wounding a number who escaped thru the dense underbrush. Bandits camp was of recent construction. Destroyed the three shacks containing three old remingtons and some Mauser ammunition. Captured one horse, saddle and five machettes. No casualties among guardias.

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Summary & Notes:

   Lt. Keimling relentlessly pursuing armed gangs in borderlands around El Espino.   A totally different dynamic than the Marine-Guardias' unfolding offensive in the direction of El Chipote.
   Old Remingtons & Mauser ammunition suggest this a Conservative gang.

   On how hundreds of Remington and Mauser rifles supplied to the Chamorro regime in 1921 ended up in the hands of leading Conservatives in the Western Segovias, see my "The Vexatious Frontier Question," pp. 18-19, and for the original documents, The Segovian Borderlands, 1919-1926, August 1921.

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