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FORT AUGUSTUS, WHICH WITHIN A YEAR WAS WON AND LOST BY THE JACOBITES

FORT AUGUSTUS, WHICH WITHIN A YEAR WAS WON AND LOST BY THE JACOBITES

Fort Augustus, on the Caledonian Canal, takes its name from the Duke of Cumberland, who captured it on his relentless way north in pursuit of the Jacobite army in 1746. The previous year, Prince Charlie's clansmen, moving with incredible swiftness at the end of August had seized the Corryarrack Pass and quietly taken possession of the Highland village by it, before Sir John Cope and his grenadiers could get there from Stirling. The effect of this strategy was to divert Cope to Inverness while Prince Charles marched on to Edinburgh

Other pictures from Scenes of Prince Charlie's Times


PRINCE CHARLIE'S WANDERINGS: AT REST IN THE CAVE OF ROBERT BEAN SEAN

THE SCULPTURED WEST FRONT OF ARDMORE CATHEDRAL, AND AN ALTAR ON HOLY ISLAND

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