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Archives Branch: Campaign Collections

Official records documenting the Marine Corps' involvement in various campaigns.


Official Correspondence from Nicaragua, 1912-1927


The collection includes correspondence to John Lejeune from the 2d Brigade, 3d Battalion, 5th Regiment of Marines, concerning logistics, personnel, troop movements, and efforts to interdict Nicaraguan rebel leader Augusto Sandino; correspondence and enemy contact reports from the leadership of the Guardia Nacional; patrol reports from the 2d Brigade; drafts of "A Review of the Organization and Operations of the Guardia Nacional de Nicaragua (1927-1932)"; and reports and speeches on small wars operations during the Nicaraguan Campaign.

Nicaragua: Index to Personal Papers Collections


This index highlights collections found in the Archives Branch concerning Marine Corps activities and police actions in Nicaragua, 1910 – 1938. The criteria for selecting collections for inclusion in this index is limited to those personal papers that contain materials pertinent to the study of the Marines in Nicaragua.  Collections in this index are comprised of official Marine Corps records, documents, and publications; letters and correspondence; manuscripts; photographs; maps; memoirs and reminiscences; clippings and articles; oral
histories and interviews; and realia and ephemera.

Nicaraguan Campaign Photographs

Nicaragua Maps

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