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The San Patricio Battalion: A Bibliography

By Edmundo Murray

- Adams, Richard. Ollin: San Patricios, a radio interview to Vincent Valdez and brothers Randy and Scott Rodarte, members of the musical band Ollin in Los Angeles, and authors of the album San Patricios. Sound and text available online (http://www.theworld.org/?q=taxonomy_by_date/2/20070316), accessed 19 March 2007. [website] Other songs inspired by the San Patricio Battalion or John Rilley have been composed by groups Fianna and Black 47, and soloist David Rovics. [document]

- Alcaraz, Ramón (ed.), Apuntes para la historia de la guerra entre México y los Estados Unidos (México: M. Pyno, 1848). Translated and edited by Albert C. Ramsey, The Other Side: Notes for the History of the War Between Mexico and the United Sates (New York: J. Wiley, 1850).

- Baker, B. Kimball, The Saint Patricks Fought for their Skins and Mexico in "Smithsonian" 8 (1978), pp. 94-101.

- Bender, Abby, "That glorious Emblem of native rights": The Cultural "Hybridity" of the San Patricio Battalion Flag in "Globalization and the Image II: The Global Image" 2002 MLA Convention, New York City, NY (30 December 2002). Available online <www.case.edu/affil/sce/Texts_2002/Bender.html> (cited 22 August 2005).

- Cook, Roy, Saint Patrick's Battalion, the Batallón San Patricio: Mexican War Heroes in "La Prensa San Diego" 28:10 (12 March 2004). Available online <www.laprensa-sandiego.org/archieve/march12-04/saint.htm> (cited 22 August 2005).

- Cox, Patricia, Batallón de San Patricio (México: Editorial Stylo, 1954).
- Day, Mark R., The San Patricios (documentary). Marketing notice available online <www.dayproductions.com/theSanPatricios.html> (cited 22 August 2005).

- Descendants of Mexican War Veterans, The U.S.-Mexican War. Available online <www.dmwv.org/mexwar/mexwar1.htm> (cited 25 August 2005).

- Downey, Fairfax, Tragic Story of the San Patricio Battalion in "American Heritage" 6 (1955), pp. 20-23.

- Federman, Stan, Battalion of the Damned in "Army" (July 1979), pp. 41-46.

- Finke, Detmar H., The Organization and Uniforms of the San Patricio Units of the Mexican Army, 1846-1848 in "Military Collector and Historian" 9 (Summer 1957), pp. 36-38.

- Hogan, Michael, The Irish Soldiers of Mexico (Mexico: Fondo Editorial Universitario, 1997). [website]

- Hool, Lance (director), One Man's Heroe (film, 1999). Known as El Batallón de San Patricio in Mexico, and Héroes sin patria in Spain. MGM/UA Studios, 122 minutes, with Tom Berenger and Daniela Romo. See review by Mark Day available online <www.vivasancarlos.com/movie.html> (cited 22 August 2005). [website]

- Hopkins, G. T., The San Patricio Battalion in the Mexican War in "Cavalry Journal" 24 (September 1913), pp. 279-284.

- Krueger, Karl, Saint Patrick's Battalion (New York: Popular Library, 1962).

- Mahoney, Thomas, Fifty Hanged and Eleven Branded: The Story of the San Patricio Battalion in "Southwest Review" 32 (1947), pp. 373-377.

- McCornack, Richard Blaine, The San Patricio Deserters in the Mexican War, 1847 in "The Irish Sword" Vol. 3 (Winter 1958), pp. 246-255.

- McGinn, Brian, The San Patricios: An Historical Perspective in "irishdiaspora.net". Available online <www.irishdiaspora.net> (cited 22 August 2005).

- Miller, Robert Ryal, Shamrock and Sword: The Saint Patrick's Battalion in the U.S.-Mexican War (Norman, Oklahoma: University Press of Oklahoma, 1989).

- Nordstrom, Pam, San Patricio Battalion in "The Handbook of Texas Online". Available online <www.tsha.utexas.edu/handbook/online/articles/SS/qis1.html> (cited 22 August 2005).

- O'Reilly, Juan: San Patricio (Batallón de) in "Diccionario Porrúa de historia, biografía y geografía de México" (Mexico: Editorial Porrúa, 1986).

- Power, Wally, The Enigma of the San Patricios in "An Cosantoir" (Irish Ministry of Defence), 21 (1971), pp. 7-12.

- Stevens, Peter F., The Rogue's March: John Riley and the St. Patrick's Battalion (Washington D.C.: Brassey's, 1999). General account of the defection of John Riley and his companions, with strong ideological influence of the assumed British and USAmerican oppression of the Irish immigrants for ethnic and religious reasons. Includes an appendix with the names of St. Patrick's Battalion members, and an extensive bibliography.

- Stevens, Peter F., The Proving Ground in "American History Illustrated" 3 (February-March 1988), pp. 38-44.

- Stinson, Byron, They Went Over to the Enemy in "American History Illustrated" 3 (1968), pp. 30-36.

- Sweeny, William M., The Irish Soldiers in the War with Mexico in "American Irish Historical Society" 26 (1927), pp. 255-259.

- Thom, James Alexander. Saint Patrick's Battalion (New York: Ballantine Books, 2006)."No plausible justification is given for the narrator's devotion to him (John Riley), except that he is Irish. No insight is offered into the Irish deserter's characters or deeper motivations. The result is a plodding, repetitive elegy to all things Irish and most things Mexican" (review by Clay Reynolds, "Driven to Desertion: novel lauds Irish-American troops who fought for Mexico" in Chron Book Reviews, 25 August 2006, www.chron.com, cited 16 June 2010).

- Wallace, Edward S., The Battalion of Saint Patrick in the Mexican War in "Military Affairs" 14 (Summer 1950), pp. 84-91.

- Wynn, Dennis J., The San Patricio Soldiers: Mexico's Foreign Legion in "Southwestern Studies", Monograph 74 (El Paso TX: Western Press, 1984).

- Wynn, Dennis J., The 'San Patricios' and the United States-Mexican War of 1846-1848, PhD thesis, Loyola University (Chicago, 1982).

Copyright © Edmundo Murray, 2006

Online published: 1 January 2006
Edited: 07 May 2009

Murray, Edmundo, '
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