Moro Crater massacre

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Moro Crater massacre
FirstBattleofBudDajo.jpg
U.S. soldiers pose with Moro dead after the battle
Date March 1906
Location Jolo island, Philippines
Result US victory
Belligerents
Late 19th Century Flag of Sulu.svg Moro Rebellion Philippines Philippine Constabulary
 United States
Commanders and leaders
Unknown Major General Leonard Wood
Strength
Unknown 800
Casualties and losses
600+ 18 killed,
52 wounded

The Moro Crater massacre is a name given by Mark Twain to the First Battle of Bud Dajo.[1] It was a military engagement of the Philippine-American War which took place March 10, 1906, on the isle of Jolo in the southern Philippines. Forces of the U.S. Army under the command of Major General Leonard Wood, a naval detachment comprising 540 soldiers, along with a detachment of native constabulary, armed with artillery and small firearms, attacked a village hidden in the crater of the dormant volcano Bud Dajo.[citation needed] More than 600 Muslim Moros were killed by the Americans, of whom fifteen soldiers were killed and thirty-two were wounded.[2] No firm count of the number of dead was established, with some estimates saying that up to 850 Moros were killed.[3]

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  1. ^ Mark Twain (17 November 2013). Delphi Complete Works of Mark Twain (Illustrated). Delphi Classics. p. 3819. ISBN 978-1-908909-12-1. 
  2. ^ Benjamin R. Beede (21 August 2013). The War of 1898 and U.S. Interventions, 1898T1934: An Encyclopedia. Routledge. p. 74. ISBN 978-1-136-74691-8. By the end of the operation the estimated 600 Muslims in Bud Daju were wiped out. 
  3. ^ John J. Pershing (25 June 2013). My Life before the World War, 1860--1917: A Memoir. University Press of Kentucky. p. 386. ISBN 0-8131-4198-2. These are merely estimates, because no firm number of Moro dead was ever established. 

Coordinates: 6°00′47″N 121°03′25″E / 6.013°N 121.057°E / 6.013; 121.057