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This Morning Advices were received from Major General Nugent …

16/06/1798

Printer / Publisher: Dublin Castle George Grierson
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Date of Article: 16/06/1798
Printer / Publisher: Dublin Castle George Grierson
Address: Printer to the King's Most Excellent Majesty, Dublin
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DUBLIN CASTLE, 16th June, 1798. - THIS Morning Advices were received from Major General Nugent. By them it appears, that the REBELS, who had been defeated at Ballynahinch, have peti- tioned for Pardon, and offered to Surrender up all their Arms and Ammunition. The Major General, in Reply, promised to accept their Submission, on the Con- dition of their giving up their Leader, Munroe, and the other principal Traitors who had instigated them to their late wicked Practices. They were to sur- render by twelve o'Clock on the fifteenth. Munroe was, however, taken by General Nugent early on that Morning. Major General Nugent, alluding to the. Affair at Ballynahinch, states the Loss of the REBELS to have exceeded five hundred Men, and that many have been since made Prisoners. The General particularly states his Acknowledgments for the Services of Major General Barber. He mentions also, with great Satisfaction, the Conduct of Mr. Boyd, of Bally- castle Mr. Mc. Naghten had sent to warn him of his Danger, which induced him to retreat on Friday last to Coleraine, where he collected the Dursevenich and Giant's Causeway Corps, with which, together with his own, he returned to Ballycastle, and beat the REBELS out of the Place, and he is now proceeding to punish them between that Town and Glenarm. Captain Stewart, of the Glenarm Yeomanry, and Captain Matthews, of the Portaferry Yeomanry, have behaved uncommonly well in repulsing large Bodies of REBELS, who attacked them with great Fury — . General Nugent speaks generally of the Conduct of all the Yeomanry in his District in the warmest Terms of Approbation, and mentions that he has thanked them all. A more full Account of the Action at Arklow having been received from Major- General Needham, it is here subjoined : " Arklow, 10th June, 1798, Half past Five, A. M. " SIR, " AT three o'Clock, P. M. Yesterday, the REBEL ARMY presented itself at my Out- Poft, in very great Numbers. " They approached from Coolgreeny- Road, and along the Sand- Hills on the Shore, in two immense Columns, while the Whole of the intermediate Space, embracing my entire Front, was crowded by a Rabble armed with Pikes and Fire- Arms, and bearing down on me without any regular Order. The Position I had chosen was a very strong one, in Front of the Barrrack. As soon as the Enemy approached within a short Distance, we opened a heavy Fire of Grape, which did as much Execution as from the Nature of the Ground, and the strong Fences, of which they possessed themselves, could have been expected. This continued incessantly from Six until Half past Eight o'Clock, when the Enemy desisted from their Attack, and fled in Disorder on every Side. The Numbers killed have not been ascertained. Our Loss is in- considerable, and no Officer is wounded. " Colonel Sir Watkin W. Wynne, with some of the Fourth Dragoon Guards, and Fifth Dragoons, and Part of his own Regiment, and the Yeomanry, charged the REBELS most gallantly, and routed a strong Column of them attempting to gain the Town by the Beach. Colonel Maxwell offered his Ser vices to burn some Houses in his Front, near the End of the Action, and ef- fected [ 2 ] fected It most handsomely, and without Loss. Colonel Skerrett, of the Dur- ham Fencibles, on whom the Brunt of the Action fell, acted in the most Spi- rited and determined Manner as did also Colonel O'Hara, who commanded the Antrim, and covered the Road on my Right. The Coolness and good Con- duct of Colonel Cope, of the Armagh, does him infinite Credit; and it is with the most real Satisfaction I add, that the Zeal and spirited Conduct of the Yeomanry Corps were every Thing I could with. " To Lieut. Colonel Blackwood, of the late 33d Dragoons, and Lieutenant Colonel Cleghorn, of the Heath, who did me the Honour to serve with me upon this Occasion, I am indebted for the most essential Services, and I am happy thus to acknowledge my Obligation to them both ; and of the spirited Exertions of Mr. Whaley, I cannot speak too highly. I must, in Justice to my Aid- de- Camp, Captain Moore, of the Fourth Dragoon Guards, and Major of Brigade Captain Needham, Ninth Dragoons, mention their great Alertness. To the Activity and Information of the former I am much indebted, and he will detail to you all other Particulars. ( Signed) " FRANCIS NEEDHAM." " P. S. Upon Searching the Fields and Cabins in the Line which was taken by the REBELS in their Retreat, it appears their Loss could not have fallen short of near one Thousand Men." DUBLIN: Printed by GEORGE GRIERSON, Printer to the King's Most Excellent Majesty — 1 . 1 o, > A J V> ft"
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