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The rogue's march : John Riley and the St. Patrick's Battalion, 1846-48

Author: Peter F Stevens
Publisher: Washington : Brassey's, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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The controversial true story of the US Army deserters – the majority of them Irish immigrants – who fought valiantly as a Mexican Army unit during the Mexican War of 1846. It takes a close look at the organized prejudice against Irish Catholic and German immigrants.
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Genre/Form: Biographies
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Stevens, Peter F.
Rogue's march.
Washington : Brassey's, 1999
(OCoLC)607118885
Online version:
Stevens, Peter F.
Rogue's march.
Washington : Brassey's, 1999
(OCoLC)609213295
Named Person: John Riley; John Riley
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter F Stevens
ISBN: 9781574881455 1574881450
OCLC Number: 38883786
Description: xiv, 345 pages : maps ; 23 cm
Contents: "To the golden door" --
"Paddy and Bridget" in the Promised Land --
"Buck him and gag him!" --
"A sullen torpor" --
"To provoke a war" --
"Put none but Americans on guard tonight" --
"The advice of my conscience" --
"A company of... Irishmen" --
"An immense sensation" --
"To draw the claret" --
"The spread of this contagion" --
The road to Monterrey --
"The dastard's cheek blanched" --
"The Irish volunteers" --
"In high disgrace of the holy banner of St. Patrick" --
"Take that damned battery!" --
"Well, Pat, my good fellow" --
"The butcher's bill" --
"Come over to us" --
"A bloody field it was" --
"Gloomy curtains of despair" --
"Intense dissatisfaction" --
"This revolting scene" --
"A fearful dance of death" --
A war of words --
"Back from the lips of fame."
Other Titles: John Riley and the St. Patrick's Battalion, 1846-48
Responsibility: Peter F. Stevens.

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During the Mexican War of 1846-48, many junior US Army officers were split not only on the issues of slavery and the war's morality, but also on the organised prejudice against Irish Catholic and  Read more...

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