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 28

sent notice to the P. at Penrith yt the D. of Cu'
whole body of Horse was very near and would pro
bably cut them ^ off if not timely releived, Upon wch.
the P ordered back Cluny's Regiment of Mcphersons
together with the Athole Brigade & the Stewarts of
Appin Cluny's Men were those cheifly engadged
who after a fire broke in upon them with their swords
the Glengarie Mcdonalds who were placed behind
a stone park dike continued to gall the Enemy's
flank with their fire the ^ they could not get at them
with the swords while the Athole & Appin men
                                                 our men
were not so closely engadged we ^ would have done
                on the Enemy
more execution ^ had not night prevented them. And
learning yt they might be overpowered by the great-
ly superiour number of the Enemy who would be
augmented by more Horse from Wade & Ligonier
they made avery quick ^ orderly retreat & joined
the P. at Penrith and as it was not judged proper
to engage their whole force till we were reinforc-
ed by our Army from Perth, Clanronald & Keppoch's
Regiments were ordered to March back to Clifton
bridge to amuse the peo. of Penrith with abeleif
yt we were all to March back to fight the D. Cl.
while our main body marched on from Penrith
to Carlyle late anight and our two Regiments
viz. Clanronalds & Keppochs' marched quickly