San Patricios Traitors

Irish Americans have fought valiantly for the Stars and Stripes in all of our wars.  However, during the Mexican War a group of deserters from the United States Army formed the nucleus of an artillery battalion that fought for Mexico, calling themselves the San Patricios due to the fact that many of them were Irish.  The San Patricios fought ably for Mexico during the war.  33 captured San Patricios were hung as deserters towards the end of the war by the US Army.    The San Patricios are naturally regarded still as heroes in Mexico.  As for my own view of them, I believe the title of this blog post is a clear indication of my opinion of the American deserters in their ranks.

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Published in: on March 17, 2010 at 5:38 am  Comments Off on San Patricios Traitors  
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