Copy of Original Journal & Memoires
of Prince Charles's
Expedition into Scotland 1745-6
By a Highland Officer in his Army
Together with transcript

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 34a 35a 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45

To examine the journal, select a page number above: following this, you can 'turn the pages' with a mouse click, or go directly to individual pages.

N.B. Words in italics over a caret (^) represent inserted notations in the script

Journal - Introduction

See larger Journal images

Go to Lockhart comparison

Page numbered 39

wait further orders both Armys keeping guard
on the opposite banks of the River Loch Sund by the
dilligence of the D. of Perth some Boats were got to-
gether and being happily favoured by the a fog we
pass'd over, but our Enemys left their post in great
Consternation and fled 5 miles Northward towards
          where we were told they were to wait for us.
Glenmore, ^ * we marched all night the Van led on
by the D. of Perth & the Rear by Ld Cromarty
and here (?) we Mcdonalds were much perplex'd in the
event of an Engagemt. how to distinguish our/selves
from our Bretheren & Neighbours the Mcdonald's
          were both ? Highlanders & both
of Sky seeing we ^ wore heather in our bonnets
only their ^ white Cockades made some distincti
on, we understood As we advanced by our Scouts
that the Enemy continued to retire we however
still held on our pursuit very quick thinking to
come up with them and having marched 26
miles encamped at the head of Lochshin.
And by our Intelligence we found the Mccloeds
& Mcdonalds were making for the shoar to get to
their own Isle of Sky, upon which we began our
march back again to Inverness Ld Cromarty & Bar-
risdale &c being left in the Country to keep Ld Suther
     Ld Rae's people
land & ^ the Makays in order. (?) the P. came
towards Inverness it had been concerted to make
an attack upon Fort Augustus & Fort William Ac
cordingly Keppoch & Lochiels Battalions were or-
dered away for that purpose. together with some

marginal addition to text:
*we however surprised & took prisoners abt 60 of them besides
Maj. Mckenzie the Laird of Forsy & severl other Gentlemen