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TITLE
Culloden House, Inverness
EXTERNAL ID
PC_PRISCUS_BPC6456
PLACENAME
Inverness
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona
PERIOD
1890s
CREATOR
George Washington Wilson
SOURCE
Mark Butterworth - Priscus
ASSET ID
29569
KEYWORDS
troops
houses
Prince Charlie
Prince Charles Edward Stuart
heath
battles
camps
Duke of Cumberland
Nairn
Culloden House, Inverness

This photograph was taken by Scottish photographer George Washington Wilson (1823-93) and was used to illustrate talks he gave on Highland history. The following text is taken from Washington Wilson's own lecture notes on the Jacobite Rising of 1745-46.

Charles and his chief officers lodged that night at Culloden House. His troops lay upon the moor, when the heath served for bedding and fire, the cold being very severe. Early on the 15th of April they were drawn up in battle array, but it was reported that, as it was the birthday of the Duke, the enemy would remain at Nairn, and it was decided to attempt a night surprise. They waited for stragglers till eight p.m., and then put the heath on fire to make believe that the camp was still there.

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Culloden House, Inverness

INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona

1890s

troops; houses; Prince Charlie; Prince Charles Edward Stuart; heath; battles; camps; Duke of Cumberland; Nairn

Mark Butterworth - Priscus

Imaging the Past - Prince Charlie and the '45

This photograph was taken by Scottish photographer George Washington Wilson (1823-93) and was used to illustrate talks he gave on Highland history. The following text is taken from Washington Wilson's own lecture notes on the Jacobite Rising of 1745-46.<br /> <br /> Charles and his chief officers lodged that night at Culloden House. His troops lay upon the moor, when the heath served for bedding and fire, the cold being very severe. Early on the 15th of April they were drawn up in battle array, but it was reported that, as it was the birthday of the Duke, the enemy would remain at Nairn, and it was decided to attempt a night surprise. They waited for stragglers till eight p.m., and then put the heath on fire to make believe that the camp was still there.