The 27th Inniskillings soldiers were part of the Royal Irish Regiment. Twice they helped capture the French fort on Morne Fortune. The first time was in 1778. Their victory was overturned five years later at the end of the Anglo-French War. The treaty returned control of Saint Lucia to the French. The second, more significant skirmish involving the Inniskillings occurred on May 24, 1796. The Irish infantry defeated the French against all odds. In their honor, the Inniskilling Monument was erected on Morne Fortune in 1932.