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The “Batallón de San Patricio” in the Mexican American War – Sunday, March 17, 2pm

March 17, 2013 @ 7:00 am - 8:00 am

$4.5 - $7.5

The “Batallón de San Patricio” in the Mexican American War – Sunday, March 17, 2pm

Historian and author Jim Turner presents an illustrated talk about the “Batallón de San Patricio” (Saint Patrick’s Battalion), the largest group of U.S. soldiers to change sides and fight against the United States. Anti-Catholic and anti-Irish sentiment ran high in 1840s America during the Mexican American War. When Irish and Catholic soldiers stationed along the Rio Grande were offered higher pay, officer status and land grants by the Mexican priests and officers, more than 250 left the U.S. Army to form the “Batallón de San Patricio” in the Mexican Army. $7.50 adult, $4.50 youth 7-13, children free.

Details

Date:
March 17, 2013
Time:
7:00 am - 8:00 am
Cost:
$4.5 - $7.5

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