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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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Lavery, Kevin P., "The Saint Patrick’s Battalion: Loyalty, Nativism, and Identity in the Nineteenth Century and Today" (2015). The Gettysburg Compiler: On the Front Lines of History. 134.