Journal - 1745, comparison with Lockhart - 1817

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Page numbered 36

in the Middle middle, & Locheil and Lochiel in the west end of the Town toun. we We took all most of their Cannon cannon, Ammunition ammunition & and baggage which they had not emselves themselves destroyed.  We reckoned reckond about 700 seven hundred of they the enemy taken prisoners besides officers and about 600 six hundred killed.  men & and between 30 & 40 thirty or forty officers killed  We had not above 40 forty men killed on our side;, among whom were 2 two or 3 three Captains captains & and some Subaltern subaltern officers.  His R. H.’s first care, early nixt next morning was to cause bury the dead, as well those of the Enemy enemy as our own  people.  Had not night come on and been very stormy and our men engadged in pillaging the Enemys enemys Camp camp, our Army army might have got betwixt them & and Lithgow and would have entirely destroyed distroyed them, but they being in want of every thing they thought fit fitt nixt day to retire next day  to Edn. Edinburgh near 20 twenty miles from the field of Battle battle.  both Both our officers & and men behaved with the greatest bravery, and our order in marching & and attacking were allowed to be far beyond expectation in the Judgemt. judgement of officers who had been in  the wars abroad.  It must be acknowledged indeed yt that the Irish officers were of great use to us in going thro’ through the diffirent different posts and assisting  in several severall dispositions yt that were made.  Genl. Hawly’s Generall Hawlys Army army consisted of 12 twelve Regimts regiments of foot, 3 three of dragoons,12 twelve Companys Companies of Argylsh. Argylshire Highlanders under Col. Colonel  Cambel Campbell and 1000 a thousand voluntiers volunteers and 800 eight hundred Glasgow Militia militia, in all about 10,000 ten thousand men. ,  As said there were betwixt 30 & 40 of their officers killed 560 private men killed 700 taken prisoners

An unlucky Accident accident happened happend amongst us nixt next day; Coll  Colonell Enæas Mcdonald McDonald second Son son to Glengarie and who commanded the Glengarie men,  abrave a brave & and good natur’d naturd youth, was unhappily shot by the Accident accident of a highlandman’s a Highlandmans cleaning his piece peice. this This poor Gen gentileman


Lockhart correctly omits the crossed out words in the journal namely: "As said there were betwixt 30 & 40 of their officers killed 560 private men killed 700 taken prisoners."