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Scenario#: HC04     Date: September 21, 1745     Location: Prestonpans, Scotland

After Fontenoy, Charles Edward Stuart, son of “James III & VIII,” decided the time had come to lead a highland uprising that would restore the Stuarts to the British throne. Against all advice, and without the blessing of Louis XV, …

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Scenario#: J04     Date: 10 July 1715     Location: Alness, Scotland

In early October 1715 Sir Robert Munro, still loyal to the Government of George I, was secretly assembling his clansmen with the intention of taking Inverness. To join him in his effort he appealed to John Gordon, Earl of Sutherland …

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Scenario#: J08     Date: 18 December 1745     Location: Clifton, England

Being pressed North by the Duke of Cumberland, Price Charles ordered his Jacobite army to fall back to Scotland. Murray, when he received the order to retire to Carlisle was still in Clifton and already engaged with the Duke of …

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Scenario#: HC02     Date: November 13, 1715     Location: Sheriffmuir, Scotland

The 1715 Jacobite rebellion began auspiciously. The Jacobites managed to secure almost half of Scotland without much fighting. Their army numbered over 10,000, the largest Jacobite force ever raised. James Francis Edward Stuart, who would be James…

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Scenario#: J03     Date: 1 May 1690     Location: Crondale, Scotland

Through the winter of 1689-90, the Highland army gradually diminished in numbers. King James, hiding in Ireland, aware of the precarious state of his supporters in Scotland, sent clothing, arms, ammunition and provisions. At the same time he…

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Scenario#: J12     Date: 16 April 1746     Location: Culloden, Scotland

It was 13 April when news of Cumberland’s approach reached Charles. Orders were sent for the clans to rendezvous at Culloden House at the edge of Drummossie Moor. The Moor was rough with heather shrubs, small marshes and generally flat, …

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Scenario#: J13     Date: 16 April 1746     Location: Culloden, Scotland

When Cumberland’s line of battle marched forward on the 16th, Charles army was not nearly ready and far weaker than it should have been. The Jacobite guns opened the battle, but were no match for the Government artillery. Charles had …

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Scenario#: J02     Date: 21 August 1689     Location: Dunkeld, Scotland

Following the death of Viscount Dundee at the Battle of Killiecrankie, command of the Jacobites passed to Colonel Alexander Cannon. The Scottish council, fearing the continued Jacobite onslaught, ordered the 27 year old Lieutenant Colonel William…

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Scenario#: J10     Date: 17 January 1746     Location: Falkirk, Scotland

As Prince Charles withdrew from Britain, he paused to place Sterling Castle, the historical “Key” to Scotland, under siege. Hawley, in command of the Government army, left Edinburgh with about 7,000 men to relieve the siege. Charles’ plan of laying …

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Scenario#: J11     Date: 17 January 1746     Location: Falkirk, Scotland

When Charles laid siege to Sterling Castle, it brought the Government army out into the open and the two armies meet at Falkirt Muir. In the early going of the battle the Highlanders on the right held their ground against …

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Scenario#: J06     Date: 10 June 1719     Location: Glen Shiel, Scotland

In 1719 Spain and England were embroiled in war. A planned invasion of England by 5,000 Spanish soldiers was foiled when storms broke up the entire fleet and only two ships reached Loch Duich. Not long after landing, the few …

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Scenario#: J09     Date: 23 December 1745     Location: Inverurie, Scotland

Lewis Gordon had been raising forces for the Jacobites in the North, but when confronted by John Campbell, who was the King’s CIC, was joined by Munro and MacLeod’s troops, Gordon choose to retire to Aberdeen. The Government forces halted …

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Scenario#: J01     Date: 27 July 1689     Location: Killiecrankie, Scotland

Following the ‘Glorious Revolution’ of 1688, the English Parliament replaced King James VII with William of Orange and his wife Queen Mary. Many Scots took exception to this and in response, John Graham of Claverhouse, Viscount Dundee, raised a force…

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Scenario#: HC05     Date: January 17, 1746     Location: Falkirk, Scotland

After driving within 50 miles of London and turning back, the Jacobites returned to Scotland. At Falkirk they surprised a force under Henry Hawley. The dragoons charged the highlanders, but they were adept at defeating horsemen, and the dragoons were…

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Scenario#: J15     Date: 15 April 1746     Location: Golspie, Scotland

A few days before the battle of Culloden, a strong force of Jacobites, under the command of Mackenzie, was sent north in an attempt to recover needed supplies that had been lost during the Skirmish of Tongue. This force arrived …

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Scenario#: J14     Date: 12 November 1715     Location: Preston, England

Since the start of the uprising in October 1715, Forster, in command of the Jacobite forces, had kept his small army on the move hoping to recruit more soldiers. By early November, he was at Preston. Unbeknown to Forster, Wills, …

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Scenario#: J07     Date: September 1745     Location: Prestonpans, Scotland

Prince Charles, the young pretender, returned to Scotland in July and sent messengers with the lighted cross that called for the clans to rise. John Cope, who was now the Government’s Commander in Chief in Scotland, marched with a small …

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Scenario#: HC03     Date: June 10, 1719     Location: Glen Shiel, Scotland

Following the War of the Spanish Succession, Britain and France became allies. As a result, the Jacobites put their hopes on Spain. Phillip V wanted to return the kingdom to its former glory. The resulting War of the Quadruple Alliance …

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Scenario#: J05     Date: 13 November 1715     Location: Sheriffmuir, Scotland

In 1714 George I was proclaimed King of Great Britain and Ireland, John Erskine Earl of Mar, began to raise a Jacobite army in an attempt to return James Francis Edward Stuart, the Old Pretender, to the throne. In response, …

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Scenario#: HC01     Date: July 27, 1689     Location: Killiecrankie, Scotland

Scottish loyalty to William III was not absolute. In the highlands James II had many supporters, and in 1689 they rose in rebellion. They were called Jacobites, and they fought for James II mostly because the powerful and unpopular Campbell …

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Scenario#: HC06     Date: April 16, 1756     Location: Culloden, Scotland

Through the winter Cumberland massed an army at Aberdeen, and then marched on Inverness. Charlie chose to meet them head on. After Murray failed to carry out a night attack the British marched on the Jacobite encampment at Culloden Moor. …

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