February 1931

The Taking of Fort Riviere

Volume 15, Issue 4

IN telling of the battle at Fort Riviere, I must warn you of two things: First, I am telling it solely from memory and doubtless have forgotten many of the details, and second, this account is not for the purpose of exposing either correct or erroneous methods of procedure in small wars. I took part in this battle, and it was small enough so that I saw the entire battlefield; but a few years have passed since it happened, so some of the sad, amusing or instructive incidents of the episode will be lacking.

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