Battles & Skirmishes 1745-46
Prestonpans or Gladsmuir, 21 September 1745
The site of the Prestonpans Battlefield is not fully exploited. In parts it has been built over. The battlefield cairn is situated at a road junction and there is no information panel to explain the battle. There is a man made hill not far from the cairn. Read more...
Skirmish's at Shap, 17 December 1745 and Clifton Muir, 18 December 1745
The rear guard of the Jacobite army under General George Murray fought government forces from the hedges at the sides of the road. This was the last battle fought on English soil. Read more...
Falkirk, 17 January 1746
After turning back from Derby, for want of either any significant support from English Jacobites or a French invasion, the Jacobite Army returned to Scotland and besieged Major General Blakeney in Stirling Castle. Lieutenant General Henry Hawley led his troops from Edinburgh to relieve Blakeney. The Jacobite army was 8,000 strong, the largest assembled throughout the Rising. They were pitched against a regular Hanoverian army. The battle itself was a hectic and scrambling affair, fought in a storm of wind and torrential rain, so confusing that neither side was initially aware of the outcome. Read more
Skirmish at Keith, 20 March 1746
"Robert Stewart, (Captain Robert Stewart) who had been in the Prince’s army in station of a captain under the command of Colonel John Roy Stewart. As the said Robert Stewart had been engaged in the skirmish at Keith, he gave me an exact and particular account of it, and at the same time he repeated to me an epitaph upon Cumberland composed (as Stewart declared to me) by a Highlander in Glenlivet. I begged he would favour me with a narrative of the skirmish, and likewise with a copy of the epitaph in his own handwriting, which he frankly complied with, and accordingly made his promise good on Saturday’s evening, December 10th, when he made me another visit, and delivered to me the papers out of his own hand", Bishop Robert Forbes. Read more...
Culloden, 16 April 1746
Culloden is an evocative place for many people. Not only is it the site of the last full-scale battle to take place on British soil, and the last stand of an ancient royal dynasty which traced its ancestry back to the Dark Age Gaelic Kingdom of Dal Riata and beyond, but it is also the place where the Highland clan culture of Scotland sang its last song. Read more...
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