Battle of Lonoy

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Battle of Lonoy
Part of Philippine–American War
Date5 March 1901
Lonoy, Jagna, Bohol, Philippines
Result American victory
 First Philippine Republic  United States
Commanders and leaders
Captain Gregorio Casenas† Not Defined
413 Bohol natives Unknown
Casualties and losses
over 406 killed 3 killed, 10 wounded

The Battle of Lonoy, also known as the Lonoy Massacre, was a surprise attack in 1901 during the Philippine–American War when over 400 Filipino revolutionaries were killed by United States Armed Forces. It was fought in Lonoy, Jagna, Bohol on Bohol island.

Filipino forces laid an ambush along a narrow path. They were poorly armed, with daggers, machetes, and spears and few firearms. The American force learned of the ambush from a pro-American local, Captain Francisco Acala, the last Spanish Mayor of Jagna. He led the Americans to the rear of the Filipinos. In a surprise attack, the Filipinos found themselves trapped in their own trenches. All but seven were killed, a total 406, including the commander, Captain Gregorio "Guyo" Casenas. Americans casualties were three killed and ten wounded, which came toward the end when the Filipinos launched a counter-attack.

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