June 1921

American Marines in Nicaragua

Volume 6, Issue 2

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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Maj Edwin N. McClellan