#OnThisDay 1916 The Enniscorthy garrison lay down its’ arms having received confirmation of Pearse’s surrender order. They had amassed 1,000 Volunteers but not much fighting took place. Some Volunteers were armed with pikes like the Croppy Boys of 1798. The British Army in response also gathered an army of 1,000 men with artillery and a naval gun at Wexford Town. Seizing the town was the most significant rebel action outside of Dublin.