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INVENTORY OF PC-DOCS, JANUARY—JUNE 1928

28.01.04 BROWN
28.01.04 BROWN
28.01.04 HUNT
28.01.05 KILCOURSE
28.01.08 SATTERFIELD
28.01.08 WADBROOK
28.01.21 SHAW
28.01.22 PEARD
28.01.31 KENYON
28.02.03 PEARD
28.02.04 MCDONALD
28.02.06 YOUNG
28.02.12 WATERMAN
28.02.18 GEYER
28.02.19 CLARK
28.02.19 GRAY
28.02.21 ORR
28.02.22 SHIEBLER
28.02.23 WELLS
28.02.24 SHIEBLER
28.02.24 ROCKEY
28.02.25 BROWN
28.02.26 CLARK
28.02.26 HOLMES
28.02.26 RIDDERHOF
28.02.27 GEYER
28.02.28 HUNTER
28.02.29 CLAUDE
28.02.29 CRONMILLER
28.03.01 O'DAY
28.03.05 MCNULTY
28.03.05 ROCKEY
28.03.11 AIKEN
28.03.15 CHAPPELL
28.03.16 ARTHUR
28.03.18 RIDDERHOF
28.03.22 ROCKEY
28.03.28 HUNTER
28.03.28 GEYER
28.04.05 ATKINSON
28.04.05 HART
28.04.05 ROBERTS
28.04.05 ROCKEY
28.04.08 HOLMES
28.04.09 PUTNAM
28.04.11 PUTNAM
28.04.11 SNEAD
28.04.15 HATFIELD
28.04.16 STOCKS
28.04.17 AIKEN
28.04.18 GALT
28.04.19 ESAU
28.04.19 MARSHALL
28.04.19 SNEAD
28.04.23 GALT
28.04.23 WILLIS
28.04.23 MCQUEEN
28.04.26 PEFLEY
28.04.28 MCQUEEN
28.04.30 ARNETT
28.05.06 HART
28.05.07 MERRITT
28.05.08 AIKEN
28.05.08 CLARK
28.05.09 KILCOURSE
28.05.11 AIKEN
28.05.11 ESAU
28.05.12 KILCOURSE
28.05.12 PEFLEY
28.05.14 HOLMES
28.05.16 CLAUDE
28.05.16 CRAMER
28.05.17 RIDDERHOF
28.05.17 ADAMS
28.05.18 SCHIEBLER
28.05.20 O'DAY
28.05.21 JENKINS
28.05.21 KENYON
28.05.22 CRAMER
28.05.24 CLAUDE
28.05.24 CRAMER
28.05.25 PIPER
28.05.25 PIPER
28.05.25 UNKNOWN
28.05.30 HATFIELD
28.06.01 SCOTT
28.06.04 HOLMES
28.06.04 O'NEIL
28.06.04 SNEDEKER
28.06.06 YOUNG
28.06.15 BROWN
28.06.16 ANDERSON
28.06.19 BERRY
28.06.20 HUMPHREY
28.06.20 ROCKEY
28.06.24 CRAMER

28.01.04.   Brown, Engagement with Bandits at Guanacastillo

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Quilali, Nicaragua.      4 January 1928.

From: Non Commissioned Officer in charge of Lt. Richal's column.
To: The Brigade Commander, 2nd Brigade, USMC.
Subject: Engagement with bandits.

   1.    At about 1255, December 30, 1927, while marching on Quilali, this expedition encountered a bandit force of Sandino estimated to be about 50 strong on the trail about 22 miles from Telpaneca. The action lasted about 25 minutes, when the enemy was routed and our forces proceeded toward Quilali.
 
   2.    At the time the enemy force was encountered our forces were marching in single file, up a steep narrow trail from a creek or river (name unknown to the undersigned), our point had just gained the crest of this hill when the enemy opened fire from a position on our left flank, and a distance no greater than 50 feet, with rifles and pistols. The bandits were well hidden and at no time were more than three seen. The bandits were so situated that to retreat all they did was to drop down the hill on the opposite side, which they did after about 20 minutes, being driven back by our point.
 
   3.    By command of Lt Richal, our point made an attempt to flank the enemy after their retreat by advancing to a point about 500 yards ahead of our column, but the flanking party could only get in a few long range shots, which damaged the enemy to the extent of three killed.
 
MARINE CASUALTIES: Wounded seriously, COYLE, John P. Pvt.
 
   4.    (a) No ammunition lost. (b) No cargo lost
(c) No animals lost.
 
   5.    It is unknown to the undersigned as to whether or not Lieut. Richal submitted a report of this engagement.
 
- - - - - E. G. BROWN * * * * * * *
        Gy-Sgt., USMC.

Summary & Notes:

   Skirmish with 50 rebels at Guanacastillo near Quilalí, 30 Dec. 1927.
   1 Marine seriously wounded,
   Sandwiched between two disastrous engagements for the Marines: the Trincheras / Camino Real fight earlier the same day (previous report) and battle of Las Cruces two days later (next report).

   Cf. Macaulay, The Sandino Affair, p. 100.

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