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TITLE
Battlefield of Sheriffmuir
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_159_465
PLACENAME
Sheriffmuir
DISTRICT
Dunblane
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
PERTH
DATE OF IMAGE
1874
PERIOD
1870s
CREATOR
J C Brown & John Smyth
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
30955
KEYWORDS
battles
battlefields
Sheriffmuir
Earl of Mar
Duke of Argyll
Jacobites
troops
armies
Battlefield of Sheriffmuir

Approximately 3 miles east of Dunblane lies the battlefield of Sheriffmuir. In November 1715 10,000 Jacobite troops under the Earl of Mar faced 4,000 government troops under the Duke of Argyll.

The left flank of both armies was defeated and Mar was forced to retreat to Perth while Argyll withdrew to Dunblane. Both sides claimed victory but Mar failed to take advantage of his superior numbers to finish Argyll's men off. As a result of this indecision bad press led to a faltering of support for the Jacobites and the rebellion fell apart.

This illustration was taken from 'A History of the Scottish Highlands, Highland Clans and Highland Regiments vol. 1' ed. by John S. Keltie

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Battlefield of Sheriffmuir

PERTH

1870s

battles; battlefields; Sheriffmuir; Earl of Mar; Duke of Argyll; Jacobites; troops; armies

Highland Libraries

Fraser Mackintosh Collection (illustrations)

Approximately 3 miles east of Dunblane lies the battlefield of Sheriffmuir. In November 1715 10,000 Jacobite troops under the Earl of Mar faced 4,000 government troops under the Duke of Argyll. <br /> <br /> The left flank of both armies was defeated and Mar was forced to retreat to Perth while Argyll withdrew to Dunblane. Both sides claimed victory but Mar failed to take advantage of his superior numbers to finish Argyll's men off. As a result of this indecision bad press led to a faltering of support for the Jacobites and the rebellion fell apart. <br /> <br /> This illustration was taken from 'A History of the Scottish Highlands, Highland Clans and Highland Regiments vol. 1' ed. by John S. Keltie