A GREAT FIGHT IN VVALES Between Collonell Horton and Collonell Powel: AND The number of those that are slaine and taken Prisoners: With the names of the Chief.

ALSO The manner of that, and other Fights, between both ARMIES.

WITH The taking of Brecknock. And 10 con­siderable Officers and divers Prisoners

May 3. 1648. Imprimatur Gil. Mabbot.

Printed at London by Robert Ibbitson in Smithfield, neere the Queens-head Tavern. 1648.

The Copy of a LETTER FROM VVALES Concerning The fight between Collonel Hortons Forces, and the WELCH. And severall passages of both Armies.

Right Honourable,

I Am sorry I have occasion to write such red Letters, wee looked for peace, but be­hold fresh Alarmes.

Collonell Horton since his first comming hither, hath deported himself well, (according to his strength, for he is very ill.)

There were divers Gentlemen of the coun­ty, Mr. Games and others had drawn in some to Garrison this Towne for the King, who do daily increase their strength, it is reported that they are above five thousand, and most arm­ed. And the Malignant Gentlemen weare Blew Ribbands in their hats, with this Motto:

I long to see His Majestie.


Collonell Horton sent a party hither, who tooke this place, and ten Gentlemen of the County (who should have been cheife Of­ficers here) prisoners with divers others.

From hence he marched towards Carm [...]r­then, where Colonell Powel then was draw­ing up his Army, consisting of English, Scots Irish, but most Welch, and many are come from London to them. They declare, For GOD, and King CHARLES.

There was a Messenger taken with letters to Colonell Horton by the Welch, and be­ing tryed by a Councell of Warre many would have had him hanged; But one of them stepped up and said, that it would bee a [Page 3]bad example, and so he was onely kept pri­soner untill hee purchased his liberty.

Colonel Powel, upon the advance of Co­lonel Horton tooke an a Alarme, and placed severall parties, to keep some passes, whilst he retreated with his whole Army, And di­vers Bridges were broken downe in severall places to stop the English from comming upon them.

Colonel Horton beate up some quarters, and took some straglers, and faced the whole Army divers dayes.

But the Welch were gotten upon the top of a large Hill, to which they came: The English would have drawn them downe, but they would not, but stood to their ground though they were faced in severall places.

Colonel Horton advised with his Officers whether he should march up the Hil to force them to ingage, but it was not thought fit to doe so, because it would give too much advantage.

Then the English wheeld off, supposing that that might allure them to fall upon the reare, and so get them to ingage, But still the [Page 4]Welch kept the Hill, and would not come downe.

Then Colonell Horton sent Colonel Flem­ing with a party of Horse and Dragoones to gaine a passe on the other side of the Army, some seaven miles from his owne Quar­ters.

The party that marched with him on his designe, were two Companies of Dragoones and one Troope of Horse.

As soone as ere the English approached, the Welch quit the passe, and retreated to their Army, and gave them an Alarme on that side.

Then Collonell Powell sent out a forlorne hope, commanded by Major Roach to oppose Collonell Fleming, both parties met and in­gaged, and the fight was but short, but ve­ry sharp, and divers of the Welch was wound­ed, and some slaine, And the whole Forlorne Hope totally routed, which was pursued ve­ry farre into the welch quarters, And no re­serve or releife heere Collonell Fleming who had then taken many prisoners.

Then Collonell Butler was sent up from [Page 5]Colonell Powell with a reserve to the Welch, who Ambuscado'd the way, and whilst the English were in pursuit, rise upon them, and so over-powred them, that they were al for­ced to fly and shift for themselves, leaving most of their Horses behind them.

Yet divers of the Welch were slaine, and many wounded; And of the English there were four killed, And Captain Molineux shot through the thigh.

Collonel Fleming with 119 more got into a Church which they kept against them a while, but after a parly agreed to surrender upon quarter of their lives. But gallant, va­liant Collonell Fleming is slaine, by an un­happy accident with a Pistoll in his owne hand.

Collonell Horton hath sent a Drummer to Collonell Powell, for exchange of prisoners, for he hath about 50 prisoners (and some ve­ry considerable ones) besides those that were taken before he came into these parts, and he endevours daily to give them battle.

They give out in the Welch quarters; that the King is to come to London; That Bishops [Page 6]are established, and the Book of Common Prayer set up againe, in all parts about Lon­don. And that the City of London have cut off thousands of the Army, and other such like fictions they spread abroad, to animate the people to comply with them.

Here is a great desire that some eminent Commander would come with additionall strength, because Collonell Horton hath his health very ill.


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