A Haitian Reconnoissance
RUMORS had come to our isolated detachment of United States Marines at Aux Cayes, on the southern coast of Haiti, of an impending uprising against the American occupation by the Piquettes, the Nationalists of the South. In the North the Caco wing of the Nationalists had flamed out in open resistance and the First Regiment had seen lively campaigning. Finally the vague rumors centered on a reported plan of the Piquettes to rally their forces at Les Platones, in the Motte range of mountains, and from there to launch open hostilities.
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