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The Memorial Cairn, Culloden Moor Battlefield

This postcard shows the memorial cairn at Culloden Battlefield. It was erected by Duncan Forbes of Culloden in 1881, in memory of the fallen Jacobites. The inscription on the plaque of the 20 feet high cairn reads :

'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 annual service to commemorate the Battle of Culloden has been organised by Comunn Gaidhlig Inbhir Nis (The Gaelic Society of Inverness) since the 1920s. It is usually held on the nearest Saturday to 16 April. Wreaths are laid at the battlefield cairn as a lone piper plays a lament.

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 Memorial Cairn, Culloden Moor Battlefield

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This postcard shows the memorial cairn at Culloden Battlefield. It was erected by Duncan Forbes of Culloden in 1881, in memory of the fallen Jacobites. The inscription on the plaque of the 20 feet high cairn reads :<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 annual service to commemorate the Battle of Culloden has been organised by Comunn Gaidhlig Inbhir Nis (The Gaelic Society of Inverness) since the 1920s. It is usually held on the nearest Saturday to 16 April. Wreaths are laid at the battlefield cairn as a lone piper plays a lament.<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.