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CHAPTER XI.

Battle of Ross-Massacre at Scullabogue .. .. .. .. ..

CHAPTER XII.

Consequences of the Rebel Deteat at Ross-Battle of Arklow .. .. 128

CHAPTER XIII.

Proceedings of the Rebels after their Defeat at Arklow-Action at Foulkes's.

Mill-Capture of Vinegar-Hill

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CHAPTER XIV.

Occupation of Wexford by the Rebels-Atrocities committed in that Town-

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CHAPTER XV.

Lord Cornwallis appointed Viceroy-Recovery of the Town of Wexford-

Trials and Executions of the Rebel Leaders .. .. .. .. 161

CHAPTER XVI.

Attack on Hacketstown - Affair at Ballyellis-Repulse at Ballyraheen-Rebels

driven from the White-heaps—and afterwards Defeated and Dispersed at

Ballygullen .. ..

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CHAPTER XVII.

Attack upon Clonard -Insurrection at Castlecomer-Subsequent Movements

and Final Dispersion of the Rebels .. .. .. .. .. 177

CHAPTER XVIII.

Suppression of the Wexford Insurrection-Party Feeling afterwards-General

Holt-Destruction of Property-Moral and Military Character of the

Wexford Rebels .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 186

CHAPTER XIX.

Political Retrospect of Ulster, from 1794 to 1798 .. .. .. .. 194

CHAPTER XX.

Outbreak in Ulster-Battles of Antrim, Saintfield, and Ballynahinch ..

CHAPTER XXI.

Partial Outbreak in Munster-State of the Western Provinces—Landing of

the French in Killally Bay .. .. .. .. .. .. ..

CHAPTER XXII.

Battle of Castlebar .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ..

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CHAPTER XXIII.

French Occupation of Castlebar-Humbert's Movement to the North-Sur.

render of the French Army .. .. .. .. .. ..

CHAPTER XXIV.

Suppression of the Western Insurrection-Military Executions-Contrast

between the Wexford and Mayo Rebels .. .. .. .. .. 24

CHAPTER XXV.

Private Diary of the Bishop of Killalla, from the Landing to the Surrender of

the French Army .. ..

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CHAPTER XXVI.

Review of the Western Insurrection-Partial Outbreaks-Their Suppression-

Descent on Rutland Island ..

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CHAPTER XXVII.

Informers-Corruption of the Soldiery-Trials of the Sheares–Executions--

Death of Oliver Bond .. .. .. .. .. ..

CHAPTER XXVIII.

Severities of the Executive-The Wexford Leaders-Anecdote-Harvey and

Grogan-Executioners—Excesses in the North .. .. .. ..

CHAPTER XXIX.

Compact between the Government and Prisoners of State .. .. .. 295

CHAPTER Xxx.

Second Attempt to land Troops from France in Killalla Bay-General

Humbert - False Account given of his Expedition-Bompard's Defeat

off Lough Swilly-Capture, Trial, and Death of Tone .. .. .. 304

CHAPTER XXXI.

The Insurgents of '98—Causes of their Failure-Their Leaders-The Catholic

Clergy-Espionage Informers—M'Skimmin's Narrative-Major Sirr .. 316

CHAPTER XXXII.

Proscriptions Lists - Military and Rebel Statistics - Introduction of the

Legislative Union - The Temper of the Times favourable for the Attempt

-First Parliamentary Division-Characters of the Marquis Cornwallis-

The Earl of Clare-and Lord Castlereagh .. .. .. .. 330

CHAPTER XXXIII.

Venality of the Irish Parliament-Corruption of its Members-Progress of

the Debate-Important Division-Anecdotes .. .. .. .. 343

CHAPTER XXXIV.

Progress of the Union through the British House of Commons .. .. 355

CHAPTER XXXV.

Parliamentary Progress of the Union through the Irish House of Commons-

The Measure Carried

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CHAPTER XXXVI.

Summary of the Opinions in Favour of, or Opposition to, the Union

CHAPTER XXXVII.

State of Ireland in 1801

CHAPTER XXXVIII.

Trial of Robert Emmet .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ..

CHAPTER XXXIX.

Speech of the Attorney-General - Lord Norbury's Charge-Finding of the

Jury-Emmet's celebrated Speech-His Execution-Concluding Remarks 418

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Drummer

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Warford Bridge

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Arrest of Lord Edward Fitzgerald ..........
Surprise of the Barrack of Prosperous ........
Murder of Geo. Crawford
Stoppage of the Mails, and Murder of Lord Giffard ......
Plunder at the Palace of the Bishop of Ferns
Destruction of the Church of Enniscorthy.............
Camp on Vinegar Hill ........
Battle of Ross ...........
The loyal little Drummer
Massacre at Scullabogue ..........
Defeat at Vinegar Hill
Executions at Wexford Bridge
Lord Cornwallis
Rev. Mr. M'Ghee's House successfully defended.
Father Murphy and the Heretics .......
The Rebels storming the Turret at “Lieut. Tyrrel's” ..........
Heroic Conduct of the Highland Sentinel
Lord Lake ............
The Capture of Colclough Harvey .........
Attack on Captain Chamney's House ......
John Fane, Earl of Westmorland ..........
Arthur Wolf, Viscount Kilwarden ..........
John Fitzgibbon, Earl of Clare ............
Rebels destroying a House and Furniture .....
Robert Emmett
Murder of Lord Kilwarden ..................
Emmett preparing for the Insurrection

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