5th March 1901

Lead up to the Lonoy Massacre

Lonoy Massacre

Valmoria received word from the headquarters of Pedro Samson that the Americans were heading towards his camp in Lonoy, Jagna. The day after, Valmoria ordered Capt. Caseñas to prepare a surprise attack for the Americans as they pass by his camp in Mt. Verde of barangay Lonoy.

It was believed that the Americans would pass through Lonoy, via a narrow path, Caseñas and his men immediately dug trenches and foxholes along both sides of the path. They covered the holes and camouflaged themselves.

There was 413 men, including Caseñas,  armed only with daggers, machetes,spears and bolos.

On the 8th of March nearly every one of them was killed.