American Marines in Nicaragua
EARLY in August, 1912, in accordance with instructions from the Navy Department, orders were cabled to Major Smedley D. Butler by the Major General Commandant, to leave a small detachment at Camp Elliott, Panama, and proceed with a battalion of three companies to the City of Panama and there embark on the U. S. S. Justin for Corinto, Nicaragua; this battalion arrived at Corinto on August 14th and at Managua on the 15th.
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