Shelling of the Millmount, Drogheda 1922

#OnThisDay 1922 Free State begin shelling Millmount Fort, Drogheda using 18 pounder guns that were previously used against the Four Courts in Dublin. The Fort took heavy damage & after several hours of bombardment the Anti – Treaty garrison surrendered. The tower was destroyed and the Anti Treaty forces were routed. This was the last attack in history by artillery on a castle or Fort in Ireland or Britain.

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