March 2009 Meeting
On Thursday March 20th, Patrick Doyle presented his paper on "Two Civil War Generals in
Mexico," detailing the story of David Emmanuel Twiggs and William Selby Harney, their
exploits in the Mexican-American war of 1846-1848, and their "meeting" with John Riley, the
leader of the (mostly) Irish deserters from the US Army who fought on the Mexican side, in the
San Patricio Battalion.
Apparently the subject was well received (see photos below).
|Joan Keller, Mike McAdoo, Wayne Padgett
|Winchell Hayward, Steve Harrington