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 33

took this appearance to be our whole Army and find
ing they did not advance allowed his troops to dine
                                        whilst                          was
in their Camp . To return to ^ our Main Army wer ^
making up towards the Hill above Falkirk ?(sic ) the
enemy at last perceiveding us and immediatly
their 3 Regiments of Horse ^ were ordered up
to gain the ground upon ^ and hinder our form-
ing till their foot should form and with their
                                 the hill
Cannon be brought up ^ to support them. The P.
seeing the Intention of the Enemy Dragoons in
, ordered 1500 or 2000 of his Highland
                                       led on by
ers under the Command of ^ Ld Geo. Murray and
           advance &
Locheil to ^ drive them Dragoons from the emi-
nence they had possess'd till the main body of
             and to form e Right of our ary
our army should come up.^ . this attack upon the
dragoons was very quick & regular; as we came
within pistol shot the Dragoons rode up to us
at afull trot thinking to bear us down by their
weight & break us at once and indeed being well
mounted & accouter'd they made a glorious Show
sufficient to have struck other hearts than ours
with a pannick - We received them however with
avery smart fire upon which they reeled & broke
into several Divisions Some falling back upon
their own foot on the left others flying out of
                                                             to e Right
the field whilst one body of them filed off ^ betwixt