Copy of Original Journal & Memoires
of Prince Charles's
Expedition into Scotland 1745-6
By a Highland Officer in his Army
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Page numbered 27

whether our main body was advanced. by that time.
the Enemy had form'd upon an open muir facing
Clifton & within half Cannon shot; where they con-
tinued for a considerable time: At last about an
hour after Sun set they dismounted several of their
Dragoons who came to the bottom of the Muir and
lin'd the hedges & ditches that were nixt to it, here
was apretty smart fire on both sides for about
half an hour; but a last the fire of the dragoons
encreasing abatallion of Highlanders was ordered
down to attack them sword in hand with orders
to drive them from their posts but not to advance
upon the Muir; accordingly the Highlanders made
their attack with great keeness & hast and after
passing two hedges drove the dismounted dragoons
from the third and then return'd as they were or-
dered to their former posts. only 12 of the High-
landers in their great eargerness pass'd the bottom
ditch and run up the Muir which were all that
were ammissing after the Action; How many of
the dragoons were killed & wounded is uncertain
                                                    e number of
but by several Circumstances such as ^ broadswords
taken from the Dragoons and the report of the wound
ed dressed at Penrith nixt day could not be fewer
            It is to be observed yt
than ahundered. ^ At the beginning of this affair
the Mcdonald's of Gengarie having the guard of the
Artilery when they came to the bridge of Clifton they
                                                                            sent