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TITLE
Graves of the Clans, Culloden Moor
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CARD_2722
PLACENAME
Culloden Moor
DISTRICT
Inverness
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona
PERIOD
1930s
CREATOR
J Valentine & Co.
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
34626
KEYWORDS
postcards
battles
battlefields
memorials
gravestone
gravestones
cairns
Jacobites
Hanoverians
Charles Edward Stewart
armies
dukes
kings
dynasties
Stuarts
Stewarts
Graves of the Clans, Culloden Moor

This postcard shows the Graves of the Clans on Culloden Battlefield. 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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Graves of the Clans, Culloden Moor

INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona

1930s

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

Highland Libraries

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This postcard shows the Graves of the Clans on Culloden Battlefield. 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.