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TITLE
'The Well of the Dead', Culloden Battlefield
EXTERNAL ID
AB_CULLODEN_REPHOTOGRAPHY_02
PLACENAME
Culloden Moor
DISTRICT
Inverness
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona
DATE OF IMAGE
2008
PERIOD
2000s
CREATOR
Janine Donald
SOURCE
Janine Donald
ASSET ID
297
KEYWORDS
battles
battlefields
memorials
gravestone
gravestones
cairns
Jacobites
Hanoverians
Charles Edward Stewart
armies
dukes
kings
dynasties
Stuarts
Stewarts
'The Well of the Dead', Culloden Battlefield

This photograph shows 'The Well of the Dead', a hallowed spring at Culloden Battlefield, Inverness. After the battle on 16 April 1746, a local woman found the body of Alexander MacGillivray of Dunmaglass, commander of the Clan Chattan regiment, amongst other bodies at this spot. The inscribed stone slab commemorating the event was erected by Duncan Forbes of Culloden around 1881.

The Battle of Culloden was the last pitched battle fought on British soil. It saw the Jacobite army of Prince Charles Edward Stuart defeated by the army of the Hanoverian King George II under the leadership of the Duke of Cumberland. The battle put an end to Jacobite hopes of restoring the Stuart dynasty to the British throne.

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'The Well of the Dead', Culloden Battlefield

INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona

2000s

battles; battlefields; memorials; gravestone; gravestones; cairns; Jacobites; Hanoverians; Charles Edward Stewart; armies; dukes; kings; dynasties; Stuarts; Stewarts

Janine Donald

This photograph shows 'The Well of the Dead', a hallowed spring at Culloden Battlefield, Inverness. After the battle on 16 April 1746, a local woman found the body of Alexander MacGillivray of Dunmaglass, commander of the Clan Chattan regiment, amongst other bodies at this spot. The inscribed stone slab commemorating the event was erected by Duncan Forbes of Culloden around 1881.<br /> <br /> The Battle of Culloden was the last pitched battle fought on British soil. It saw the Jacobite army of Prince Charles Edward Stuart defeated by the army of the Hanoverian King George II under the leadership of the Duke of Cumberland. The battle put an end to Jacobite hopes of restoring the Stuart dynasty to the British throne.