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   *July: Shipped to Dublin   *July: Shipped to Dublin
   *August: Battle of Rathmines   *August: Battle of Rathmines
-  *September: ​Storm of Drogheda+  *September: ​Siege of Drogheda ​with Cromwell. The regiment spearheaded the second storming of the breach and captured the drawbridge across the River Boyne, which enabled the Parliamentarians to cross into the northern part of the town and slaughter the Royalist defenders. 
 +  *September: Venables sent with a detachment of four regiments into Ulster to join forces with Sir Charles Coote.
   *September: Taking of Carlingford   *September: Taking of Carlingford
   *September: Taking of Newry   *September: Taking of Newry
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 ====1650==== ====1650====
   *April: Taking of Toome Castle   *April: Taking of Toome Castle
-  *June: Battle of Scarriffhollis+  *June: Battle of Scarriffhollis ​-- Coote and Venables defeat the Ulster Irish army, the last Confederate field army.
   *August: Repulsed from Charlemont   *August: Repulsed from Charlemont
   *August: Take Charlemont   *August: Take Charlemont
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 A history of the regiment is given in //The Regimental History of Cromwell'​s Army// by Sir Charles Firth and Godfrey Davies, Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1940 A history of the regiment is given in //The Regimental History of Cromwell'​s Army// by Sir Charles Firth and Godfrey Davies, Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1940
  
-The regiment were raised in England in 1649 for service in Ireland, perhaps from Cheshire, where Venables had served in the First Civil War. They were swiftly shipped to Dublin, fighting in Michael Jones’ force at Rathmines, then under Cromwell at the notorious storm of Drogheda. After Drogheda, Venables was sent on detached service into Ulster, leading his own regiment of foot, [[commonwealth:​foot-regiments:​james-castle|Colonel James Castle’s Regiment of Foot]] ​ and two regiments of horse. Although nearly defeated at Dromore, he cooperated with the Cootes ​to take Irish and Scots garrisons and defeat Munro at Lisnagarvey and Bishop McMahon at Scarriffhollis. In August of 1650 he took Charlemont and the regiment spent the next two years suppressing remaining Irish resistance. ​+The regiment were raised in England in 1649 for service in Ireland, perhaps from Cheshire, where Venables had served in the First Civil War. They were swiftly shipped to Dublin, fighting in Michael Jones’ force at Rathmines, then under Cromwell at the notorious storm of Drogheda. After Drogheda, Venables was sent on detached service into Ulster, leading his own regiment of foot, [[commonwealth:​foot-regiments:​james-castle|Colonel James Castle’s Regiment of Foot]] ​ and two regiments of horse. Although nearly defeated at Dromore, he cooperated with Sir Charles Coote to take Irish and Scots garrisons and defeat Munro at Lisnagarvey and Bishop McMahon at Scarriffhollis. In August of 1650 he took Charlemont and the regiment spent the next two years suppressing remaining Irish resistance. ​
  
 In 1654 Venables was appointed General of the force sent to the West Indies, but his regiment remained in Ireland where it was given to Thomas Cooper. In 1659 Cooper was replaced by Brayfield, who was surprised at Athlone by Coote during the disturbances leading up to the Restoration. ​ In 1654 Venables was appointed General of the force sent to the West Indies, but his regiment remained in Ireland where it was given to Thomas Cooper. In 1659 Cooper was replaced by Brayfield, who was surprised at Athlone by Coote during the disturbances leading up to the Restoration. ​
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 =====Notable Officers===== =====Notable Officers=====
 ====Robert Venables==== ====Robert Venables====
-[[http://www.british-civil-wars.co.uk/dev/​biography/​robert-venables.htm|Robert Venables]]+[[http://bcw-project.org/​biography/​robert-venables|Robert Venables]] ​Fought under Brereton in Cheshire and became a veteran of the Irish service, his career ended in disgrace with the failure of the Western Design expedition to the Caribbean.
 ==== Thomas Cooper==== ==== Thomas Cooper====
 [[http://​en.wikipedia.org/​wiki/​Thomas_Cooper_(parliamentarian)|Thomas Cooper]] ​ [[http://​en.wikipedia.org/​wiki/​Thomas_Cooper_(parliamentarian)|Thomas Cooper]] ​