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Extract of a Letter from the Reverend James McGhee, Vicar of Clonmore, County Carlow, [at Hacketstown]

26/05/1798

Printer / Publisher: Dublin Castle George Grierson
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No Pages: 1
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Extract of a Letter from the Reverend James McGhee, Vicar of Clonmore, County Carlow, [at Hacketstown]

Date of Article: 26/05/1798
Printer / Publisher: Dublin Castle George Grierson
Address: Printer to the King's Most Excellent Majesty, Dublin
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No Pages: 1
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DUBLIN CASTLE, MAY 26, 1798, 10 A. M. Extract of a Letter from the Reverend James Mc. Ghee, Vicar of Clonmore, County Carlow, dated Hacketstown, three o'Clock, P. M. May 25. " IN Consequence of an Information received this Morning, that a large " Body of REBELS were marching to attack the Town, Lieutenant Gardiner, " with the Men under his Command, and a Party of Yeomanry commanded " by Captain Hardy, went out to meet them. Having reconnoitred their " Force, which amounted to between three and four Thousand, they took " Post on the Hill under the Church, and when the REBELS came tolerably " near, the Officers and Men made a Feint, and retreated into the Barrack. The REBELS seeing this, came on with a great Shout, imagining the Day to be their own. In a few Minutes Captain Hume came up with about " thirty of his Troop, and instantly charged them, on which the REBELS •• retreated. A general Pursuit took Place; and so complete was the Rout that " above THREE HUNDRED of the Miscreants now lie dead on the Field " of Battle. " To say that the Antrim Regiment behaved well is not any Thing new ; " but the Yeomen under Captain Hardy's Command behaved astonishingly; nor " can I sufficiently commend the Conduct of Captain Hume and his Corps ; for " though his right Arm was in a Sling, owing to a very severe Fall from his " Horse, which prevented his using his Sword, he headed his Men with Gal- " lantry, and went on with a Spirit and Bravery that surprized every one, " considering his Situation. " As to Lieutenant Gardiner, his Conduct and Steadiness throughout the " whole Affair is far beyond my Praise ; but I am sorry to inform you " that a severe Blow of a Stone he received on his Breast from a Villain whose " Life he had just saved, prevents his writing to you himself. He is, however, " thank God, walking about, and having been let Blood, is much better; the " Villain was shot dead on the Spot. " Every one of the Antrims was vying with each other who should do his " Duty best ; and I have very great Pleasure in telling you that not a Man ( Mr. " Gardiner excepted, and one Soldier, who received a Contusion in his Arm) " was in the least injured.— In short, the Loyalty and Zeal of the whole Party " was beyond any Thing that has been seen on a similar Occasion." | DUBLIN: Printed by GEORGE GRIERSON, Printer to the KING's Most Excellent Majesty.
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