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Why Did The U.S. Excluded The St. Patrick Battalion From Its History Books?

March 17, 2015

Long Live The Saint Patrick Battalion!

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How many Irish Americans know about the St. Patrick Battalion? Chances are very slim. If you were to ask kids in Mexico about the “Batallon de San Patricio,” or simply, “Los San Patricios,” during the U.S-Mexican War, chances are that the majority would know how to answer that question.

History is interpreted by who writes it. If one has a targeted audience but omits certain information then it will be difficult for that audience to fully understand the whole scope of that historical period.

It is interesting that the U.S. History books have omitted a special part of the U.S.-Mexico War. The Saint Patrick Batallion. Why is that? Could it be that the U.S. would not want Irish-Americans from knowing the real history? Is America embarrassed how they treated the Irish people for standing next to their Mexican brothers in an unjust war?

I believe that if the Saint Patrick…

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