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Thread #6789   Message #44161
Posted By: Rincon Roy
04-Nov-98 - 04:37 AM
Thread Name: Civil War Ballads
Subject: RE: Civil War Ballads
I also understand that a group of Irishmen crossed over from the yankee army in the Mexican War preceding the American CW and fought valiantly for the Mexican defending forces who nicknamed them the "San Patricios" (the Saint Patricks).

another surprising detail: Tucson Arizona was founded around 1775? by Col. Hugo Oconor, an Irishman in the service of the king of Spain.