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Erin Go Bragh and the San Patricio Battalion

March 17, 2024
00:00 54:12
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Today, Steve is joined by frequent guest Jacob Herr to talk about the history, background and context of a group of most Irish, but also other nationality Catholics who deserted the United States Army the Army of Mexico right before and during the Mexican American War. This unit, called the San Patricio Battalion fought bravely during many of the pivotal battles of the war. Learn their fate after this controversial conflict. Enjoy this incredible story on St. Patrick’s Day or any other day of the year!

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Jacob Herr, actor and historian

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"Crossing the Chasm" Kevin MacLeod ( Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

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Steve Guerra is a historian and podcaster who hosts three different shows. He started with the History of the Papacy Podcast in 2013. In 2017, Steve began Beyond the Big Screen, a podcast that delves into the fascinating stories behind films through lively interviews. His newest show, Organized Crime and Punishment, takes a deep dive into the roots, evolution, and impact of organized crime across different cultures and countries.
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