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Near Culloden in Invernesshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
 

Culloden Battlefield

 
 
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By Brandon Fletcher, June 5, 2013
1. Culloden Battlefield Marker
Inscription.
The Battle
of Culloden
was fought on this Moor
16th April 1746
_____________________

The graves of the
gallant highlanders
who fought for
Scotland & Prince Charlie,
are marked by the names
of their clans.

 
Erected 1881 by Duncan Forbes.
 
Location. 57° 28.656′ N, 4° 6.001′ W. Marker is near Culloden, Scotland, in Invernesshire. Marker is on B9006, on the right. Touch for map.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within 2 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Balnuaran of Clava (approx. 1.7 kilometers away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Culloden. The National Trust for Scotland's page for the Culloden Battlefield. Includes a narrative of the battle, as well as useful information for visitors. (Submitted on July 22, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee.) 

2. The Battle of Culloden. Education Scotland's page for the Battle of Culloden. On the battle, and one of its myths: Charles Edward Stuart’s choice of rough, marshy ground was catastrophic, and the Jacobite swords and daggers were no match for the Hanoverian cannon and guns. More than
Culloden Battlefield Marker - Wide View with Cairn image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, June 5, 2013
2. Culloden Battlefield Marker - Wide View with Cairn
a thousand Jacobites were killed and around 300 Hanoverians died. The battle itself was over in an hour. The bloody aftermath went on for weeks.

One of the many myths of this event is that it was a Scottish versus English affair. In fact, far more Scots supported and fought on the Hanoverian side than on the Jacobite.
(Submitted on July 22, 2015.) 

3. Culloden. The BBC's page for the Battle of Culloden. On its significance: Culloden is an evocative place for many people. Not only is it the site of the last full-scale battle to take place on British soil, and the last stand of an ancient royal dynasty which traced its ancestry back to the Dark Age Gaelic Kingdom of Dal Riata and beyond, but it is also the place where the Highland clan culture of Scotland sang its last song. The Battle of Culloden in 1746 meant, quite simply, the end of an era for Scotland. (Submitted on July 22, 2015.) 
 
Additional keywords. Jacobite Uprising
 
<i>The Cairn. Culloden </i> image. Click for full size.
circa 1905
3. The Cairn. Culloden
More than a hundred years ago - the cairn, with a fence around it, and (barely visible) a wire barrier to discourage climbing. The visible disks would seem to be wreaths that have turned brown.
Culloden Battlefield Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, June 5, 2013
4. Culloden Battlefield Marker
The National Trust for Scotland This cairn was placed in the care of the Trust in 1944 by Hector Forbes of Culloden. It was erected in 1881 by his kinsman Duncan Forbes of Culloden, who also set up the headstones on the surrounding graves of the clans.
Clan Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, June 5, 2013
5. Clan Marker
Clan MacGillivray, Maclean, Maclachlan, Athol Highlanders
Clan Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, Clan MacGi
6. Clan Marker
Clan Stewart of Appin
Clan Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, Clan MacGi
7. Clan Marker
Clan Cameron
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By Brandon Fletcher, June 5, 2013
8. Clan Marker
Clan MacGillivray
Clan Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, June 5, 2013
9. Clan Marker
Clan Mackintosh
Clan Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, June 5, 2013
10. Clan Marker
Mixed Clans
Clan Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, June 5, 2013
11. Clan Marker
Clan Fraser
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By Brandon Fletcher, June 5, 2013
12. Culloden Battlefield Marker
Well of the Dead, Here the Chief of the MacGillivrays fell
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By Brandon Fletcher, June 5, 2013
13. Culloden Battlefield Marker
Field of the English They were buried here
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By Brandon Fletcher, June 5, 2013
14. Culloden Battlefield Marker
Scottish/Jacobite Battleline
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By Brandon Fletcher, June 5, 2013
15. Culloden Battlefield Marker
Ārach Blār Chųil Lodair āite don h-uile duine

Culloden Battlefield
a place for everyone

Culloden Battlefield is a War Grave
We ask that you treat it with respect
Culloden Battlefield Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, June 5, 2013
16. Culloden Battlefield Marker
16 April 1746 Clan Graves and Memorial Cairn In this area are the graves of some of the 1500 Jacobites who died on the battlefield. Many of them were buried here in mass graves with other members of their clan or regiment. The exact burial site of the dead of the government army is still unknown. Today As a mark of respect we ask that you remain quiet here.
Culloden Battlefield Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, June 5, 2013
17. Culloden Battlefield Marker
16 April 1746 At Close Range In this are the most ferocious hand-to-hand fighting took place a the height of the battle. Historians believe that around 700 Jacobite soldiers were killed or wounded here in just a few minutes of fighting. The Jacobites' charge had broken the government line but they were then forced back, with catastrophic consequences.

Today archaeologists have found many items here- hacked musket parts, pistol balls and ripped off-buttons. All these are clear evidence of a desperate close-range fight.
Culloden Battlefield Battlelines image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, June 5, 2013
18. Culloden Battlefield Battlelines
Culloden Battlefield Visitor Centre image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, June 5, 2013
19. Culloden Battlefield Visitor Centre
'S i 'n fhuil bha 'n cuisl' ar sinnsreadh, 'S an innsgin a bha nan aigne... (Gaelic) Our blood is still our fathers And ours the valour of their hearts...
Culloden Battlefield Visitor Centre image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, June 5, 2013
20. Culloden Battlefield Visitor Centre
Cuil Lodair/ Culloden
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By Brandon Fletcher, June 5, 2013
21. Culloden Battlefield Marker
Culloden Battlefield Terrain image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, June 5, 2013
22. Culloden Battlefield Terrain
Culloden Battlefield English Headquarters image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, June 5, 2013
23. Culloden Battlefield English Headquarters
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By Brandon Fletcher, June 5, 2013
24. Culloden Battlefield Marker
English/Government Battleline
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 19, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 350 times since then and 61 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on July 19, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee.   2. submitted on July 22, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee.   3. submitted on July 22, 2015.   4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24. submitted on July 19, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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