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You Never Know Where They’ll Show Up


Taken over a year ago at Culloden Battlefield in Scotland.

The Battle of Culloden was the final confrontation of the Jacobite rising of

1745. On 16 April 1746, the Jacobite forces of Charles Edward Stuart were

decisively defeated by loyalist troops commanded by William Augustus, Duke of

Cumberland, near Inverness in the Scottish Highlands.

Between 1,500 and 2,000 Jacobites were killed or wounded in the brief battle.

In contrast, only about 300 government soldiers were killed or wounded.  The

conflict was the last pitched battle fought on British soil.

If your ever find yourself in Scotland, go to Culloden.  Outstanding museum

that routes you directly out to the battlefield that takes you through the

“road to Culloden” and why it matters so much in a larger sense.  The

battlefield itself is well marked and easy to walk.  You get a real sense of

what took place there in 1745 and why it ended the way it did.

Very respectfully,


6 Responses to “You Never Know Where They’ll Show Up”

  1. Sardo Numspa says:

    I know that battle was a very long time ago but it gave me shivers when I walked on that battlefield , I lost a lot of family at that battle .

  2. rotorhd says:

    Been there. A great place to learn the history of Scotland.

    Bonnie Prince Charlie’s attempt to gain the thrown.


  3. AbnMedOps says:

    Still echos today. My understanding is that Cumberland County, NC (Fayetteville, Ft. Bragg) was named for the Duke of Cumberland, in order to rub the Scottish settlers nose in the historic defeat.

  4. Rob says:

    My Clan fought at Battle of Culloden. It was a brutal battle, and the aftermath shaped several countries afterwards.

  5. CRB says:

    Don’t bring a knife to a gun fight