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27.12.17.   Cronmiller, Contact with Bandits, Ocotal

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DIVISION OF NUEVA SEGOVIA.
GUARDIA NACIONAL DE NICARAGUA.
OCOTAL.

December 17, 1927.

From: Captain LePage Cronmiller, Jr., Guardia Nacional.
To: Brigade Commander, 2nd Brigade.
Subject: Contact with Bandits

   1.    A patrol consisting of Capt. Cronmiller, G.N., 10 Marines and 3 Guardia left Ocotal at 0045 for PORTILOO [PORTILLO], a mountain about two leagues west of MOSONTE, following information that Torres, a Jefe in the bandit group of Hernandez, was stopping there with some of his followers. The patrol arrived on this mountain about 0350, and finding ourselves near three shacks, immediately took up positions and began a systematic search of the native huts. While approaching the third hut, they opened fire on the patrol. The fire was immediately reutned [returned], and with an atomatic rifle, Thompson sub-machine gun and a gand granade [hand grenade], the bandits soon took to the brush. One was killed, and upon searching the house and premises, there were several tracks of blood leading to the woods. There were no supplies available in the houses, the main reason that they are off the main trail and are only accessible on foot. Our patrol suffered no casualties.
 
2. The following is a roster of the men on patrol.

MARINES                        GUARDIA
Cpl. LONG, William J.        Sgt. Garcia, Benito
Pfc. HAMILTON, William J.    Cabo Madriz, Ramon
Pvt. Bailey, Clarence Q.     Raso Escovar, Gustavo
CANLEY, Joel B.
THRAILLCILL, John T.
WALKER, James E.
MC COLLOUGH, Abb. D.
JERSERVIC, John M.
TRIVET, Wilmer M.
MYERS, Willie E.

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Summary & Notes:

   Successful nighttime assault on camp of Chamorrista Conservative gang leaders Anastasio Hernández & José Eulalio Torres.
   Probably the fight that forced band's survivors to filter back home or seek refuge in Honduras.
   Within two months Hernández & Torres captured in Honduras, extradited to Nicaragua, interrogated, and soon after imprisoned at the National Penitentiary Managua.

   Transcribed as written.

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