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TITLE
The Graves of the Clans, Culloden Moor
EXTERNAL ID
AB_CULLODEN_REPHOTOGRAPHY_05
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
300
KEYWORDS
battles
battlefields
memorials
gravestone
gravestones
cairns
Jacobites
Hanoverians
Charles Edward Stewart
armies
dukes
kings
dynasties
Stuarts
Stewarts
The Graves of the Clans, Culloden Moor

Dotted around the battlefield are small memorial stones marking the burial places of the dead of various clans who fought with Bonnie Prince Charlie in 1746. There is also a twenty foot memorial cairn which was erected by Duncan Forbes of Culloden in 1881 bearing this inscription:

'The Battle of Culloden was fought on this moor 16th April, 1746. The graves of the Gallant Highlanders who fought for Scotland and Prince Charlie are marked by the names of their clans'.

The Graves, Memorial Cairn and King's Stables were presented to the National Trust for Scotland by Hector Forbes of Culloden in 1944.

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 Graves of the Clans, Culloden Moor

INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona

2000s

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

Janine Donald

Dotted around the battlefield are small memorial stones marking the burial places of the dead of various clans who fought with Bonnie Prince Charlie in 1746. There is also a twenty foot memorial cairn which was erected by Duncan Forbes of Culloden in 1881 bearing this inscription:<br /> <br /> 'The Battle of Culloden was fought on this moor 16th April, 1746. The graves of the Gallant Highlanders who fought for Scotland and Prince Charlie are marked by the names of their clans'.<br /> <br /> The Graves, Memorial Cairn and King's Stables were presented to the National Trust for Scotland by Hector Forbes of Culloden in 1944.<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.