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stealing a march upon us towards Ednr Edinburgh.
The disposition being made, his H. R. H. aress’d his little
army in these words ‘Follow me Gentlemen; by the assistance
of God I will this day make you a free & and happy
people.’ We then marched
chearfully on & engadged the Enemy and engaged the
being on the east side obliged Cope
to change his Disposition.
Our attack was bold and quick in the grey
of the morng. The
Our Right right wing was led on by the D.
Duke of Perth as Leutenant General
and consisted of the Regiments regiments of Clanronald,
Keppoch, Glengarie & and Glenco under their several;.
the Left by LLord George Murray consisting
of the Batallions batalions of Camerons commanded
by Lochiel their ,
the Stewarts of Appin by Ardshiel their ,
Appin not being engadged with us in this affair,;
body of Mcgregors McGregors with Glencairney,
and the rest of the McGregors with the D.
Duke of Perth’s Perths men under Major James
Drummond. The Enemys Artillery enemys artillary
plaid furiously upon our left especially on Locheils
Lochiells Batallions battalions,;
their Cannon cannon also raked our Right Wing
racked our right wing but did little execution.
Great Guns great guns were seconded followed
very regular fire of the dragoons on the
Right right and Left left, and this
again by closs platoons of all their Infantry infantry
which our men received with Intrepidity
intrepidity and an huzza, a
thing most extraordinary in a militia & an
army undisciplined & and untryed, who this occasion
keept up their fire till they were very near being always
sure yt that their One one fire should
do execution, which
Journal says "Marginal note: Our Att(ack?) being on the
east side obliged Cope to change his Disposition.
was bold and quick in the grey of the morning. Lockhart
uses the same words
" our attack being on the east
side oblidged Cope to change his disposition"