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28.04.19.   Snead, Report of Patrol, Tuma

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Marine Detachment,
U.S.S. ROCHESTER
TUMA, Nicaragua.
19 April 1928.

From: Second Lieutenant L. D. SNEAD, U.S.M.C.
To: The Commanding Officer.
Subject: Report of Patrol

     1.   A patrol of 1 officer and 48 enlisted men cleared here at 1301 on 18 April 1928, proceeding to the junction of the MUY MUY and TUMA Rivers and the vicinity of CACAO, made thorough reconnaissance of the district, and returned to this post at 1130, 19 April 1928.

     2.   No news of any importance was obtained, and no bandits were encountered, there being no rumors of bandits in any of the sections covered, except a vague rumor at SAVALEATA [Salvadora] that Sandino had stated some time ago that he intended to establish a supply base there. This rumor is not considered to be of any importance by the undersigned due to lack of confirmation and the fact that transportation in the district is possible only by boat except in a southeasterly direction and the trails in that direction are not passable during the rainy season.

     3.   The entire district covered is very sparsely settled not more than one finca about every five miles and none of size great enough to furnish any incentive to bandits except at Savaleata, where there about 10 horses and 100 head of cattle. There are no stores or stocks of merchandise of any kind in the entire district. Nearly all of the district is virgin forest.

     4.   A sketch of the trails and territory covered is attached.

/s/ L. D. SNEAD

127/43A/20

Summary & Notes:

   Far eastern edge of settlement; confluence of Ríos Tuma and Cacao.
   Patrol east by boat:  49 Marines from Tuma to Cacao and return.
   Conveys a good sense of physical geography:  one small finca every 5 miles; no stores, stocks of merchandise, livestock, except at Salvadora; nearly all "virgin forest."
   No EDSN anywhere; only one vague "rumor of bandits" not considered reliable.

   Sketch not found.

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