Excerpt from Derry and Enniskillen in the Year 1689: The Story of Some Famous Battlefields Fields in Ulster Some men have been tempted at times to wish that the great events of 1689 were blotted out of the History of Ireland. Even if it could be done, that would be a rather unmanly way of dealing with facts. Far better is it, as it seems to me, to look them in the face, and to kw what actually occurred during that celebrated period of our annals. This is a contribution to that end. There are in existence four original accounts of the Siege of Derry, and two of Enniskillen, all of them written by men who took an active part in the scenes which they describe. Few w living have enjoyed the opportunity of reading all of these; and yet the least valuable of them preserves something of interest t recorded in any of the others. It has been the design of the present writer to combine in one consecutive story the most important facts contained in all the original documents, as well as to weave into the narrative a variety of other details given in contemporary pamphlets, which have w for years fallen out of sight. For the use of these documents I am indebted to the Rev. Dr. Killen, of Belfast, who, in the kindest and most handsome manner, gave me free access to the valuable collection in the Assembly's College. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.