By Gregory Fremont-Barnes
The Jacobite uprising was once the ultimate try out of the home of Stuart to re-establish itself at the British throne and the loss of life throes of the self sufficient martial prowess of the Highland clans. No occasion in British historical past has been extra seriously romanticized, yet Gregory Fremont-Barnes succeeds in stripping away the myths to bare the foremost occasions of this significant interval. From questions of dynastic succession to spiritual dominance, the occasions resulting in the uprising are conscientiously defined and analyzed, drawing upon a number of fundamental study. From the touchdown of Bonnie Prince Charlie to the conflict of Culloden, this booklet bargains a whole assessment of the uprising, entire with distinct maps and gorgeous interval illustrations.
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11-16 Sept: Prince, his forces increased to 2,400 men, ( 6 ) leaves Perth and marches towards Edinburgh, skirting government-held Stirling. ( 7 ) 17 Sept: Jacobites occupy Edinburgh, apart from Castle. ® • 20 Aug: Lt-Gen Sir John Cope, with 2,000 men, marches north from Stirling bound for Fort Augustus via Crieff (21 Aug) and Corrieyairack. 26 Aug: Cope halts at Dalwhinnie to convene a Council of War. He ( B ) decides not to force the rebel-occupied Corrieyairack, but to make for Fort George at Inverness.
On 25 August, Cope received intelligence at Dalnacardoch of the Jacobites' intention to engage him under unfavourable circumstances at Corrieyairack Pass during the course of his march to Fort Augustus. He continued his advance, reaching Dalwhinnie the next day, when he received confirmation of the rebels' movements and intentions. Still 20 miles from the Jacobites' camp, Cope decided that he could not confront the enemy in prepared positions and instead ordered his army to Inverness, a course of action which avoided the humiliation of a retreat to Stirling, and kept alive the intention to ultimately bring his army into action.
Only two officers and four men were available to man ten pieces. Cope had a total of 650 dragoons. On the right stood squadrons of the 13th, and on the left two squadrons of the 14th. One squadron from each regiment was held in reserve. The rebels had only 36 cavalry and about 2,300 infantry, divided into two parts, plus a reserve. The considerable gap between the two bodies of the rebel army gave Cope, viewing them through the mist, 46 Essential Histories • The Jacobite Rebellion 1745-46 the mistaken impression that the forces opposite were greater than they were, and that his left might be threatened.