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Title
Falkirk (Stage 2)
Description
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 …
Publisher
Date
1746-01-17
Scenario#
J11
Scenario Description
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 an all out cavalry charge. The Highlanders then counter attacked and the rest of the Highland line joined in. The charge caused the Government left and center to panic and only the Government units on the right that were protected by the ravine remained. As the Jacobites paused to reestablish their lines, it allowed other Government units in the second line to move forward and the cavalry to rally. As night was drawing near, a second almost half-hearted charge against the newly formed Government line would result in no gain. The Jacobites pulled back as night fell and the remaining Government units withdrew. Charles had captured Falkirk, but the weather and long winter night would not allow Murray time to regroup his forces and follow up on his victory.
Location
Falkirk, Scotland
Battle Narrative
The Battle of Falkirk Muir, also known as the Battle of Falkirk took place on 17 January 1746 during the Jacobite rising of 1745. While considered a tactical Jacobite victory, it had little impact on the campaign.
Narrative Source
Combatants
Jacobites
Great Britain

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