817.00 Bandit Activities, 1931/200
The Minister in Nicaragua (Hanna) to the Secretary of State
[Received July 21.]
Sir: I have the honor to report that the Brigade Commander has informed me of a contact on June 9, 1931, between a patrol of Guardia Nacional from the town of Quilali in the northern area, commanded by Lieutenant Ross, Guardia Nacional, Corporal U. S. Marine Corps, and a group of 50 bandits at Las Cruces. Lieutenant Ross and two Guardias were wounded. Bandit casualties are unknown. While Lieutenant Ross’ wounds were serious he is reported recovering rapidly.