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The rogue's march : John Riley & the St. Patrick's Battalion

Author: Peter F Stevens
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Potomac Books, 2005, 1999.
Series: Warriors.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Rogue's March is the controversial true story of the U.S. Army deserters--the majority of them Irish immigrants--who fought valiantly for Mexico during the Mexican War. Drawn from eyewitness accounts and archives in Ireland, Mexico, and England, it lays bare the myths, the lies, and the cover-up that have long shrouded the truth about the gallant men of the St. Patrick's Battalion -- from cover.
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Named Person: John Riley; John Riley
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter F Stevens
ISBN: 1574887386 9781574887389
OCLC Number: 64208551
Description: xiv, 345 pages : illustrations, maps ; 20 cm.
Contents: "To attain my former rank or die" --
"I accepted it" --
The banner of green silk --
"Jump in and be damned" --
"No higher punishment can be inflicted" --
Epilogue: The civil war and the cover-up.
Series Title: Warriors.
Other Titles: Rogue's march : John Riley and the St. Patrick's Battalion, 1846-48
Responsibility: Peter F. Stevens.
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Tells 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  Read more...

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