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Second Battle of Bud Dajo

Second Battle of Bud Dajo
Part of the Moro Rebellion
Date December 1911
Location Bud Dajo, Jolo Island, Philippines
Result United States victory; total annexation of the Philippines
Belligerents
 United States Moro rebels
Commanders and leaders
Unknown Jailani
Strength
Unknown ~1500
Casualties and losses
? ?

The Second Battle of Bud Dajo was a counter insurgency action fought by American soldiers against native Moros in December 1911, during the Moro Rebellion phase of the Philippine-American War.

On November 11, 1909, Major General John J. Pershing assumed his duties as governor of the Moro province. On September 8, 1911, he issued Executive Order No. 24, which ordered the complete disarmament of all Moros; American forces had been plagued with juramentado and amok attacks and Pershing saw total disarmament as the solution. The deadline for disarmament was December 1, 1911.[1]

The attempted enforcement of this order brought about the Second Battle of Bud Dajo. In December 1911, an estimated 1,500 Moros fortified the top of the dormant volcano. Pershing, through negotiations, succeeded in persuading the majority of the assembled Moros to return home. The remaining Moro forces, led by a chieftain named Jailani, were either killed or captured in the battle, which lasted five days.

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