Class Year

2016

Document Type

Blog Post

Publication Date

12-11-2015

Department

Civil War Institute

Abstract

Two decades before the Irish Brigade covered itself with glory, an earlier unit of Irish immigrants had won renown for its service during the Mexican American War. Calling themselves the Saint Patrick’s Battalion, these men marched under a flag of brilliant emerald decorated with Irish motifs: a harp, a shamrock, and the image of Saint Patrick [excerpt].

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This blog post originally appeared in The Gettysburg Compiler and was created by students at Gettysburg College.