In this article, Hogan describes the train of circumstance which led to the presence of Irishmen in the French army serving in the Americas. By what freak of history did Irish soldiers, many of them born in France, wearing the scarlet tunic of an English monarch, serving in the army of a French one, sail westwards from France two hundred years ago to join your fathers in their fight for freedom? With this piece, Hogan explains the circumstances of their foundation and outline a few of the engagements in which members of the Brigade played a prominent part.
"The Role of the Irish in the French Military Service,"
Newport History: Journal of the Newport Historical Society: Vol. 53:
180, Article 1.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.salve.edu/newporthistory/vol53/iss180/1