Commemoration of the mass hanging of the Saint Patrick’s Battalion

Formed and led by John Riley, was a unit of 175 to several hundred immigrants (accounts vary) and expatriates of European descent who fought as part of the Mexican Army against the United States in the Mexican–American War of 1846–8. El Batallón de San Patricio, The Saint Patrick’s Battalion, deserted to fight on the side […]

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Commemoration of the mass hanging of the Saint Patrick’s Battalion

Formed and led by John Riley, was a unit of 175 to several hundred immigrants (accounts vary) and expatriates of European descent who fought as part of the Mexican Army against the United States in the Mexican–American War of 1846–8. El Batallón de San Patricio, The Saint Patrick’s Battalion, deserted to fight on the side […]

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Commemoration of the mass hanging of the Saint Patrick’s Battalion – Mexico 1847.

Formed and led by John Riley, was a unit of 175 to several hundred immigrants (accounts vary) and expatriates of European descent who fought as part of the Mexican Army against the United States in the Mexican–American War of 1846–8. El Batallón de San Patricio, The Saint Patrick’s Battalion, deserted to fight on the side […]

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Commemoration of the mass hanging of the Saint Patrick’s Battalion – Mexico (1847)

Recruited by the United States to invade Mexico during the Mexican-American War, El Batallón de San Patricio, The Saint Patrick’s Battalion, deserted to fight on the side of Mexico. Los San Patricios fought in five major battles from Monterrey, Nuevo Leon to Churubusco in Mexico City. 30 San Patricios were later hung for treason by […]

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