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Commemorating Irish Involvement in Mexico's War

By Paige, Nicaragua, October 2011

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One of the little known episodes in the Mexican-American War (1846–1848), the creation of the San Patricios Battalion. Hundreds of Irish soldiers who had joined the US military, many to escape the Irish Potato Famine, were so horrified by the war that they abruptly changed sides, and began fighting for the Mexico.

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