Lead:  During the Mexican War a group of American deserters composed an artillery unit in the Mexican Army, St. Patrick's Battalion.

Intro: A Moment in Time with Dan Roberts.

Content: Led by John O'Reilly a native-born Irishman and made of Irish ex-patriots, some former slaves, and not a view American abolitionists fearful that the Mexican War was a plot to increase the number of slave states, the San Patricios or St. Patrick's Battalion formed themselves into a highly effective, mobile artillery unit.

Loader Loading...
EAD Logo Taking too long?

Reload Reload document
| Open Open in new tab

Download [5.75 KB]