Battle of Falkirk.
Scottish historical military battle scene art print by world renowned
historical artist Chris Collingwood.
On the 17th January 1746 the Jacobite troops were seen
marching to Falkirk moor. Harleys Royal troops formed up and
Hawley ordered the troops to march onto the moor. rain had started
and the weather turned bleak. and it was getting dark. It was believed
that the highlanders would not stand against a cavalry charge. As the
three Regiments of Dragoons advance onto the Highlanders they received a
heavy volley form the Jacobites they broke and fled. The
Highlanders then attacked the two lines of Foot, under this attack most
of the Royal regiments broke ranks and fled leaving only three
regiments, the . Ligonier’s, Barrel’s and Price’s. they held the
ground. Most of the army made its way back to
Edinburgh followed by the three regiments which stood their
ground. The grenadier company of Barrel's regiment dragged the
abandoned Artillery pieces which had been stuck in the heavy mud.
The Royal army losses were heavier than the Jacobites
loosing some 350 men killed, or wounded and 300 captured. compared to
the Jacobite losses of 50 dead and 70 wounded.
Regiments at the battle of
Falkirk Cobham’s (10th), Ligonier’s late
Gardiner’s (13th), Hamilton’s (14th) Dragoons, The Royals (1st),
Barrel’s King’s Own (4th) Howard’s Old Buffs (3rd), Wolfe’s (8th),
Pulteney’s (13th), Price’s (14th), Blakeney’s (27th), Cholmondeleys
(34th), Munro’s (37th), Fleming’s (36th), Ligoniers (48th) and
Battereau’s (62nd) Foot.
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Battle of Falkirk by Chris Collingwood.
The Jacobite army led by Lord George Murray having fired their first devastating volley, cast down their muskets and pistols to engage Cobhams Dragoons in fierce close quarter combat.
Item Code : DHM0690
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