The Mexfiles called my attention today to the fact that it is the 165th anniversary of that battle. The writer there did an excellent little essay on it with a fascinating bit of trivia about the red stripe that now adorns the dress pants of United States Marines. Somewhere here I also wrote a bit about the St. Patrick Battalion, the Irish-Americans who deserted the Army of the United States of America and fought on the Mexican side. I shall look for that.
The writer at The Mexfiles quotes Ulysses S. Grant on what a despicable war the American intervention in Mexico was. Representative Abraham Lincoln bitterly opposed that war in Congress. Again, somewhere here I posted a more extended quotation from General Grant's memoirs. I shall look for that, also.
For any interested in what more General Ulysses S. Grant had to say in his memoirs about the intervention in Mexico of 1847, a more extended quotation can be found here.
A short rendition of the story of the St. Patrick's Battalion can be found here.