Moro Crater massacre
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|Moro Crater massacre|
U.S. soldiers pose with Moro dead after the battle
|Moro Rebellion|| Philippine Constabulary
|Commanders and leaders|
|Unknown||Major General Leonard Wood|
|Casualties and losses|
The Moro Crater massacre is a name given by Mark Twain to the First Battle of Bud Dajo. 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. More than 600 Muslim Moros were killed by the Americans, of whom fifteen soldiers were killed and thirty-two were wounded. No firm count of the number of dead was established, with some estimates saying that up to 850 Moros were killed.
- Mark Twain, Weapons of Satire, pp. 168-178, Syracuse University Press, Syracuse, NY 1992
- This material is taken from the Humanities Digital Information Service of Stanford University . Textbase is no longer available due to copyright issues.
- Comments on the Moro Massacre by Mark Twain
- Mark Twain (17 November 2013). Delphi Complete Works of Mark Twain (Illustrated). Delphi Classics. p. 3819. ISBN 978-1-908909-12-1.
- 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.
- 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.
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