During the Mexican-American War, when the United States wanted to expand, hundreds of Irish and other immigrant soldiers decided to fight on the Mexican side.  Known as the San Patricio Battalion, they fought in the important battles of Monterrey, Buena Vista, Cerro Gordo, and Churubusco.  The San Patricios were among the fiercest and most determined soldiers in the Mexican Army, fully committed to their newly adopted country.  As a result, the San Patricios hold a highly respected place in Mexican history.

Read all of this and more in my book, The Irish Who Fought for Mexico: The San Patricio Battalion in the Mexican-American War.

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