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Extract of a Letter from Lord Viscount Gosford, Colonel of the Armagh Militia, and Major Wardle, of the Ancient British Light Dragoons, to General Lake [at Naas] …

24/05/1798

Printer / Publisher:  George Grierson
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No Pages: 1
Extract of a Letter from Lord Viscount Gosford, Colonel of the Armagh Militia, and Major Wardle, of the Ancient British Light Dragoons, to General Lake [at Naas] … page 1
 
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Date of Article: 24/05/1798
Printer / Publisher:  George Grierson
Address: Printer to the King's Most Excellent Majesty, Dublin
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No Pages: 1
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Extract of a Letter from Lord Viscount Gosford, Colonel of the Armagh Militia, and Major Wardle, of the Ancient British Light Dragoons, to Lieutenant Gene- ral Lake, dated Naas, Thursday Morning, 8 o'Clock, 24th May, 1798. " THIS Morning, about Half past 2 o'Clock, a Dragoon, from an Out- post, " came in and informed MAJOR WARDLE, of the Ancient British, that a very " considerable armed Body were approaching rapidly upon the Town. The " whole Garrison were instantly under Arms, and took up their Positions ac- " cording to a Plan previously formed in Case of such an Event happening. " They made the Attack upon our Troops, posted near the Gaol, with great " Violence, but were repulsed : They then made a general Attack in almost " every Direction, as they had got Possession of almost every Avenue into the " Town. They continued to engage the Troops for near three Quarters of < an Hour, when they gave Way, and fled on all Sides. The Cavalry imme- " diately took Advantage of their Confusion, charged in almost every Di- " rection, and killed a great Number of them. A great Quantity of Arras and " Pikes were taken, and within this Half Hour many Hundred more were " brought in, found in Pits near the Town, together with three Men with " green Cockadcs, all of whom were hanged in the public Street. We took " another Prisoner, whom we have spared, in Consequence of his having given " us Information that will enable us to pursue these Rebels; and from this " Man we learn that they were above a Thousand strong: They were com- " manded, as this Man informs us, by MICHAEL REYNOLDS, who was well " mounted, and dressed in Yeoman Uniform, but unfortunately made his " Escape ; his Horse we have got. " When we are able to collect further Particulars, you shall be made ac- " quainted with them. About thirty Rebels were killed in the Streets ; in the " Fields, we imagine, above an Hundred; their Bodies have not yet been " brought together. " It is impossible to say too much of the Cavalry and Infantry ; their Con- " duct was exemplary throughout.." DUBLN : Printed by GEORGE GRIERSON, Printer to the King's Most Excellent Majesty.
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