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 35

*the disorder they were like to be put into when the
whole army our left had not ^ fully form'd when the at-
tack began on the right a Considerable body of the Enemys
Horse came up also to attack them but receiving part
of the fire of our left they broke & run of, their Infant
ry comming in upon that side were attack'd by by
some of our Batallions who receiving the Enemys fire
went in amongst ^ sword in hand & drove them down
the hill with great impetuosity & Slaughter, but not
perceiving our Right (by reason of the uneveness of
the ground) they made a halt till such time as the
two wings should join in the Centre and the Second
line come up. His R. H. (who was mostly in the Cen
tre attended by ^ the French Ambassader (Marq. de Giles)
and whose attention was turn'd to all parts p…..
ving yt the Enemy had outlin'd us on the left wing
sent Brigdeer Stapleton & the pickets of the Irish
brigade with some other troops to take up that
space upon the left. Then the ^ whole army march'd
down towards the Enemy; who were retreating on
all sides in great disorder: but by reason of the
uneveness of the ground & night comming on with
astorm of wind & rain they could not overtake them
as they were positively ordered to keep their ranks.
The Enemy finding they could neither possess nor save

their camp set fire to their tents & retreated thro' Falkirk & the
great precipitation    wds
^                              to ^ Lithgow and were
just got to the East end of the Town of Falkirk when
Ld John Drumd. enter'd it on that side. Ld G. Murray

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* Ld G.