Ciudad de Mexico, Ciudad de México, Mexico — The Central Highlands
The Saint Patrick Battalion
El Heróico Batallón de San Patricio
Martires que dieron su vida por la causa de Mexico durante la injusta invasión norteamericana de 1847
Capitan John O’Reilly ∙ Henry Logenhamer ∙ Francis Rhode ∙ John Kiager ∙ Alfred Fogal ∙ George W. Jackson ∙ William O’Connor ∙ Richard Hanly ∙ John Appleby ∙ George Daiwig ∙ Berney Hart ∙ Thomas Millet ∙ Hezekiah Akies ∙ John Bartely ∙Alexander McKee ∙ F. W. Carretson ∙ John Bowers ∙ M. T. Frantius ∙ Henry Mewer ∙ Henry Octker ∙ Henry Whistler ∙ William H. Keeck ∙ Edward McHerron ∙ Andrew Nolan ∙ Patick Dalton ∙ John Cuttle ∙ John Price ∙ William Oathouse ∙ William A. Wallace ∙ Euzier S. Lusk ∙ Herman Schmidt ∙ Thomas Riley ∙ James Mills ∙ Lawrence Mackey ∙ Francis O’Connor ∙ Peter Neil ∙ Kerr Delaney ∙ Patrick Antison ∙ Harrison Kenny ∙ Roger Hogan ∙ John Sheehan ∙ John A. Myers ∙ Richard Parker ∙ Lemmuel Wheaton ∙ Samuel H. Thomas ∙ David McElroy ∙ Abraham Fitzpatrick ∙ John Benedick ∙ John Rose ∙ Lachiar McLachien ∙ Patrick Casey ∙ John
Con la gratitud de Mexico a los 112 años de su sacrificio
Septiembre – de 1959
In memory of the Irish soldiers of the heroic Saint Patrick Battalion
Martyrs that gave their life for the cause of Mexico during the unjust invasion of the United States in 1847
Names of the Saint Patrick Battalion
With Mexico’s gratitude, 112 years after their sacrifice
Location. 19° 20.681′ N, 99° 11.581′ W. Marker is in Ciudad de Mexico, Ciudad de México. Marker is on Calle Benito Juárez, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. The marker is directly west of San Jacinto Park in the San Angel neighborhood of Mexico City. Marker is at or near this postal address: Calle Benito Juárez 2, Ciudad de Mexico, Ciudad de México 01000, Mexico.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Tribute to John Riley (a few steps from this marker); Parish of San Jacinto (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); General José Frontera (about 120 meters away); The Del Carmen Convent (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); The Dolphin House/House of the Marquess of Sierra Nevada (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); House of Hernán Cortés (approx. 3.3 kilometers away); Agustín Lara (approx. 3.4 kilometers away); Octavio Nicolás Fernández Vilchis (approx. 3.8 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ciudad de Mexico.
Regarding The Saint Patrick Battalion. The Saint Patrick Battalion was made up of Irish and other deserters from the United States Army and Volunteer forces that invaded Mexico from 1846-1848. Most were Catholic and chose to oppose the war against members of their same religion, as well as possibly being enticed by Mexican offers of land and other benefits made to soldiers that defected to their side. After Mexico´s loss at the Battle of Churubusco on September 10, 1847, most were captured. Collectively 50 were hanged by the U.S. Army, 16 of those near the area of this marker in the San Ángel neighborhood.
Categories. • War, Mexican-American •
Credits. This page was last revised on August 11, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 11, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 251 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 11, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.