Journal - 1745, comparison with Lockhart - 1817


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Page numbered 43

the profoundest Silence silence in our March march;.  our Our word was K.J.8th King James the Eighth. we We were likewise forbid in making the attack to make any use of our fire arms firearms, but only of Sword sword, Durk dirk & and Bayonet bayonet, to cut cutt the tent strings and pull down the polls poles, and where we observed aswelling a swelling or bulge in the falln falen tent there to strick & and push vigorously.  When we had march’d marched within less than 3 three miles of the Enemy enemy we were ordered order’d to halt, but by whose advice I cannot say  ------------[B: according According to Ld Lord G. M.-y’s George Murrays account the morning was too far advanced and the Enemy enemy probably had taken the Allarm alarm, yet he acknowleges acknowledges the Gentlemen gentlemen Volunteers volunteers in the Van van and many others were for advancing advanceing, and also seems to (?)  confess that  it was the P.   ce’s  Ps positive Orders orders yt that the attack should be made:,  He he knowing well the then estate of his Army army, that they were in want of every thing needfull;, and the loss of their Money money by the Hazard sloop’s sloops falling into his the Enemy enemys hands made aSudden a sudden & and bold push absolutely requisite for his purpose  And by By the acknowlegement acknowledgement since of Some some of high rank in the D. of Cumberland’s Duke of Cumberlands Army army, the design was not unlikely to succeed, considering the boldness of the Highlander’s Highlanders first attack & and the disorder many of the Soldiers soldiers &c were in through yt that days excess.


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