West Cork History

Various corps of volunteers were raised in Cork City and County to opose the United Irishmen.  These are listed in the Rev. Gibson’s History of Cork Vol 2, 1861

BANTRY VOLUNTEERS. Enrolled 1779. Force: 1 company. Uniform: scarlet, faced white. Officers in 1782 – Colonel, Hamilton White; Captain, Richard Blair; Lieutenant, David Melefont; Ensigns, Henry Galway and John Young; Adjutant, Henry Galway; Secretary, Francis Hoskin.

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