Commands & Colors: Tricorne: Jacobite Rising

Commands & Colors: Tricorne: Jacobite Rising

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Little Ferry
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 …

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, …

Culloden (Flanking Move)
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 …

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, …

Falkirk (Stage 2)
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 …

Falkirk (Stage 1)
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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Glen Shiel
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 …

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, …

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 …

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…

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…

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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