Battle of Lonoy
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|Battle of Lonoy|
|Part of Philippine-American War|
|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.