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A History of the Siege of Londonderry, and Defence of Enniskillen, in 1688 and 1689 (Paperback) Loot Price: R349
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A History of the Siege of Londonderry, and Defence of Enniskillen, in 1688 and 1689 (Paperback): John Graham

A History of the Siege of Londonderry, and Defence of Enniskillen, in 1688 and 1689 (Paperback)

John Graham

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1844. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... fourteen persons, viz. six grenadiers belonging to the regiment in which Captain Ash served, four horsemen, and four women. On the twenty-eighth the Irish army hung up the body of a man on a gallows, within view of the city, on the other side of the water, and called over to acquaint the garrison that it was the messenger whom they had sent towards the fleet. Colonels Fortescue and Blair went to the orchard where the camp lay to confer with Lord Louth, who, contrary to the position assigned to him in Neville's map of the city, as besieged at this time, commanded the troops on the Prehen side of the river, in conjunction with Sir Neil O'Neill, whose regiment of dragoons had quarters there. Their errand was to treat with these officers concerning Mr. James Cromie, who had, as already noticed, come there with Roche from the ships. Lord Louth and Sir Neil would not let him go, nor exchange him for any other prisoner, so he remained in the Irish camp. On this day and night twenty shells were thrown into the city. They killed one man, two women, and a child, and did severe execution upon the family of Alexander Poke, the undaunted gunner of Colonel Murray's boat in the action of the preceding Tuesday week; one of these fatal shells fell into his habitation, and killed his wife, his mother-in-law, and brother-inlaw. This day Lord Melfort received two letters from Lord Dundee, with an account of the state of his master's affairs in Scotland; in one of them is the following passage: --"I am glad to hear, by your Lordship's letters, that the King's affairs prosper so well, and that Derry will soon be ours; but 1 hear it was not on Monday last. I know not what the matter is, but I would think Mackay's going south, and the troops drawing back from Kintyre towards Edinburgh, ...

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Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2012
First published: 2012
Authors: John Graham
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 4mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 80
ISBN-13: 978-1-150-05427-3
Categories: Books > Humanities > History
Books > Humanities > History > History of specific subjects
Books > Humanities > History > History of specific subjects > Military history
Books > History > History of specific subjects
Books > History > History of specific subjects > Military history
LSN: 1-150-05427-1
Barcode: 9781150054273

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