St Patricks Batallion

Macdonald Stainsby mstainsby at
Fri Apr 6 19:37:56 MDT 2001

"from Dublin City to San Diego
We witnessed freedom denied
so we formed the St Patrick Batallion
and fought on the Mexican side"

-lyrical clip to a song performed by David Rovics

I have absolutely no idea what this event refers to, aside from Irish immigrants
siding with Mexicans during the conquest, but that's just from the song. Any help
here? It seems to have stumped local friends as well.

Macdonald Stainsby
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