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Thread #68626   Message #2106209
Posted By: Gulliver
18-Jul-07 - 05:10 PM
Thread Name: The Alamo--Needless Martyrs
Subject: RE: The Alamo--Needless Martyrs
When I read the list of the fallen at the Alamo in San Antonio I noticed a number of men with Irish names who were particularly young when they were killed. A colleage in Austin told me that these were Irish who had only recently arrived in Texas and had become involved in the fighting although they didn't really know what it was all about. Any further information on this?

For some reason Gerry O'Beirne's song The Holy Ground always reminds me of this.