Battle of Enniscorthy
|Battle of Enniscorthy|
|Part of the United Irishmen Rebellion|
|United Irishmen||British Army|
|Commanders and leaders|
|Captain William Snowe|
|Casualties and losses|
|~100–500 killed||~100 killed|
The Battle of Enniscorthy was a land battle fought during the Irish Rebellion of 1798, on 28 May 1798, between forces of the British Crown and a force of Irish Rebels at Enniscorthy, County Wexford, Ireland. The attack began at about 1 P.M, when the Rebels drove a herd of cattle through the towns’s Duffry gate, creating disorder among the loyalist defenders. After a defense of about three hours, the loyalist force abandoned the town and fled in great disorder to Wexford.
References & footnotes
- Dickson, p. 71.
- Dickson, Charles. The Wexford Rising in 1798. Its Causes and its Course. 1955.
- Gordon, James B. History of the Rebellion in Ireland in the year 1798, &c. London, 1803.
- Gwynn, Stephen (ed.). "Memoirs of Miles Byrne - edited by his Widow", 2 vols. Dublin & London, 1907.
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