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From: Brian <>
Subject: Re: Gringos
Date: Thu, 24 Feb 2000 10:09:12 -0800

Brendan McClurg wrote:
> Dear List,
> I would welcome your comments on the following. I recently came across a
> book which said that there was a group of Scottish mercenaries at the Alamo.
> And that these Scots, as many people do far from, sang songs from their
> homeland. One of these songs went;
> Green grows the grass of home. This book then went onto say that Santa
> Anna's troops on hearing this, called all those inside Gringos. It stuck me
> that many Scots-Irish, have been labelled as just plain Scots. I can not
> now remember the books title, and I hope that I have quoted correctly..
> Best regards, Brendan. Bucks, England.

Are you sure it wasn't a group of Irish that defected to the Mexican
Army? I think they were called the St. Patricos Brigade or something
like that.


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