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TITLE
Well of the Dead, Culloden Moor
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CARD_2716
PLACENAME
Culloden Moor
DISTRICT
Inverness
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona
PERIOD
1930s
CREATOR
J Valentine & Co.
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
34620
KEYWORDS
postcards
battles
battlefields
moors
Jacobites
Charles Edward Stewart
armies
Hanoverians
kings
dukes
dynasties
wells
memorials
memorial stone
memorial stones
Well of the Dead, Culloden Moor

This postcard 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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Well of the Dead, Culloden Moor

INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona

1930s

postcards; battles; battlefields; moors; Jacobites; Charles Edward Stewart; armies; Hanoverians; kings; dukes; dynasties; wells; memorials; memorial stone; memorial stones

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This postcard 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.