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PC28.05.24   cramer

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

28.05.24.   Cramer, Patrol Report, Corinto Finca—Tumayunca

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CORINTO RANCH, NICARAGUA.
24 May, 1928.

From: 2nd Lieut M.A. Cramer, U.S.M.C.
To : The District Commander, Matagalpa, Nicaragua.
Via : The Commanding Officer, 45th Company.
Subject: Patrol Report, CORINTO-TUMAYUNCA.

     1.   At 1230 23 May 1928, I left CORINTO with a foot patrol of myself and 12 enlisted men with emergency rations under orders of which a copy is attached. (The guide which was to have been furnished had taken off due to intimidation by an unknown marine so it was necessary to proceed as best we could). 1600 crossed the TUMA river at the TUMAYUNCA crossing. Inquired at various houses for Carmen Valdez without success until we met Santiago Arndios who claimed to know the party in question and who offered to act as guide. 1650 arrived at destination gathered up all the men in vicinity for questioning but Carmen Vilchez [Valdez] was not present. Sent for him and he soon came and answered to his name, and offered to accompany us back to CORINTO, searched house and vicinity but no incriminating evidence was found. Released other men and left for CORINTO at 1820 with Valdez and what papers were found on the premises arrived at CORINTO 2200.

     2.   Weather: Varied, heavy rain near CORINTO.

     3.   Attitude of inhabitants: Either friendly or uninterested. Everyone in vicinity of TUMAYUNCA was more or less busy with the everyday work of natives and several new houses were being built. No natives seemed frightened by the marines even in TUMAYUNCA.

     4.   Condition of trails: Good, except where it had rained near CORINTO they were extremely slippery and muddy. River crossings fair at low water and would be more or less impassable with high water. Also one creek crossing other side of TUMA river with same characteristics.

     5.   Bandits: All people claimed that the bandits were off in the mountains either to the north or west although some claimed that some bandits come into TUMAYUNCA to spend part of their nights.

     6.   Distance traveled: From CORINTO FINCA to TUMAYUNCA approximately 10 to 12 miles.

/s/ M.A. CRAMER
2nd Lieut U.S.M.C.

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1st Endorsement
Marine Detachment, Corinto Ranch, Nicaragua, 24 May, 1928

From: The Commanding Officer.
To :  The District Commander, Matagalpa, Nicaragua.

   1.   Forwarded. Prisoner brought in identified as J. Carmen Valdivia by papers brought in with him. After examination, there being no evidence on which to hold him, he was released. From papers in his possession signed by Jefe Politico authorizing him to rebuild his house, etc., it appears that he is going about his lawful business. He was furnished lodging and food and allowed to return to his home.

/s/ T.J. KILCOURSE
1st Lieut U.S.M.C.

127/212/1

Summary & Notes:

   13 Marines on foot patrol east & north of Corinto Ranch in search of one Carmen Valdez, aka J. Carmen Valdivia (as Lt. Kilcourse discovers).
   Lt. Kilcourse seems especially judicious perhaps lessons learned from the nightmare of El Chipote?
   Previous native guide scared off by "intimidation by an unknown Marine" one sense a lot of heavy-handedness going on here
   Patrol "gathered up all the men" in the vicinity for questioning how would ordinary Segoviano men view that?  Surely an insult & humiliation coming from a bunch of foreigners who don't even know the land or the language.

   Natives encountered either "friendly or uninterested" wearing their usual wary-campesino masks.

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