San Patricios hanged at the Battle of Chapultepec 1847

#OnThisDay 1847 30 Irish men from the San Patricios regiment were hanged by the US Army during the Battle of Chapultepec, in full view of their allies. These men had deserted the US Army on religious grounds to aid Mexico in their struggle. These unfortunate group of men were captured at the previous battle of Churubusco. They were hanged the moment the Mexican flag was lowered and the American flag was raised above the capital. 

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San Patricios Chapultec

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