Image from page 298 of "A popular history of the insurrection of 1798: derived from every available record and reliable tradition" (1898)
Authors: Kavanagh, Patrick F
Publisher: Cork, Printed by Guy and co., ltd.
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vide their forcerather than await imited the combined and overpoweringattack of the large English army at that time assembledin the county of Wexford from all parts of the threekingdoms. Of this action, Mr. Plowden says :—* Upon the arrival ofthe insurgents at a place called Cranford, by others Bally-gullen, they resolved to make resistance and await theapproach of the troops, however numerous they might be,although their own force was then very considerably reduced.They resolutely maintained the conflict for an hour and ahalf, with the utmost intrepidity; having repulsed thecavalry, and driven the artillery-men three times from theircannon, all performed by the gunsmen ; for the pikemen, ason former occasions, never came into action ; but freshreinforcements of the army pouring in on all sides, theywere obliged to give way, quitting the field of battle withlittle loss to themselves, and notwithstanding all their * Eightw of General Duffs troopers were slain in this action.—Kelly*
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98 Monument, Wicklow.
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