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28.04.11.   Snead, Report of Patrol, Tuma

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MARINE DETACHMENT
U. S. S. ROCHESTER
TUMA, NICARAGUA
11 April 1928.

From: Second Lieutenant L.D. Snead, USMC
To: The Commanding Officer.
Subject: Report of patrol.

     1. A patrol of 36 men and one officer cleared here at 0400, 9 April 1928 and proceeded to CARATERA, spending the night at the Finca of Francisco Herrera, Jefe of Caratera, returning by way of the Finca of C. Hastram on the Pis Pis trail, reaching Tuma at 0230, 11 April 1928.

     2.   Juan Dormas, who lives on the Tuma - Caratera trail, reports that he was robbed by a band of about 150 men under command of Manuel Mana JIRON [Manuel María Girón] on 2 April 1928 of merchandise valued at $221.50 and of cattle and horses valued at about 200.oo. He states that his brother-in-law, Gregorio Rostran was taken prisoner and forced to act as guide until the following morning when he was released.

     3.   Ulysis Le Claire, who lives on the Corinto - Guasaca trail, states that the same night he was robbed of horses, mules, provisions and merchandise valued at $500.00. The robbery was committed by a band of about 150 men under command of Jiron. He states that they had 6 or 8 men tied up as prisoners, and that they robbed about 8 or 10 fincas in his neighborhood. They killed the Lieutenant of Police of Caratera. They were all mounted, with extra horses, and had plenty of ammunition. They had one Thompson Sub-machine gun. JIRON had as Colonel one PEDRO Moncada. Le Claire is of the opinion that his troops are not Nicaraguans, but are from El Salvador.

     4.   Three Hastram brother, Le Claire, the Jefe of Caratera, and other responsible natives are all positive that JIRON with his men is now encamped at YAUSCA [Yasica], and that he has been making raids into adjacent country for supplies, he having raided a town called BABASCA on Thursday, 5 April, when he sacked the town and killed 5 natives.

/s/ L. D. SNEAD

Forwarded. F. W. HART
Capt. USMC.

127/43A/20

Summary & Notes:

   This report follows up on Lt. Hart's PC28.04.05.
   37 men, 3-day patrol. Much evidence of EDSN pillaging; 8-10 coffee fincas robbed.
   Gen. Girón just passed through area with 150 men, on his way to Pis Pis mining district.
   Finqueros Juan Dormas (?) and Gregorio Rostran (?).
   April 5 — Girón sacks "Babasca" (?) and kills 5 natives.
   EDSN Col. Pedro Moncada (?).

   Ironic:  as Marines are executing their pincer movement in NE Segovias & Río Coco, EDSN is busy pillaging & organizing far to the south in Jinotega's coffee districts, and soon, to Pis Pis mining district.  So much for EDSN's morale being cracked and spirits broken!

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