Battle of Taraca
|Battle of Taraca|
|Part of Philippine-American War|
|United States||Moro people|
|Commanders and leaders|
|Leonard Wood||Datu Ampuanagus|
|Casualties and losses|
|2 Killed in action
5 Wounded in action
|200 Killed in action|
The Battle of Taraca was fought in what is now Taraka, Lanao del Sur in the Philippines between the Moro people of Mindanao and the United States during the Philippine-American War. General Leonard Wood invited the Moro leader, Datu Ampuanagus to consult with him, but was met with refusal. The Moros then began extensive preparations in fortifying the Datu's fort. The fort was assaulted and captured by American forces, resulting in the death of two hundred of the Moro warriors. Datu Ampuanagus surrendered along with six other datus and 22 warriors. The Americans lost two killed and five wounded.
- "Mindanao, Sulu and ARMM Unsung Heroes". Retrieved 2008-04-27.
- "Moros Fight Americans: Two Soldiers Killed - Gen. Wood Tried To Avoid Bloodshed" (PDF). The New York Times. 1904-04-12. Retrieved 2008-04-27.
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