The Siege of Clonmel 1650

#OnThisDay 1650 Hugh Dubh O’Neill inflicts the highest number of casualties (3000) on Oliver Cromwell’s army at the Siege of Clonmel. O’Neill had created a murder zone just inside the walls when the New Model Army had created a breach. Cromwell negotiated fair terms of surrender with the mayor not knowing that O’Neill’s army had already slipped out of the town. Annoyed Cromwell, for once, kept the terms of the surrender and did not kill the inhabitants of the town.


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