Category: Battle of Culloden

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This category contains profiles of participants in the Battle of Culloden.

Battle of Culloden Fought on 16 April 1746 at Culloden near Inverness, Scotland, the Battle of Culloden was the last battle on British soil.

The British army was around 8,000 strong (approximately 1/3 Scottish); the rebels 5,400.

The Battle of Culloden was a decisive victory for the British Army and the Jacobite rebellion collapsed. Between 1,500 and 2,000 rebels were killed, 222 French were taken, and 376 rebels were captured. The Government forces lost around 50 men and 200 were injured.

A commemorative medal was minted after the campaign but no Battle Honour was awarded to the participating Hussars regiments.

Belligerents

  1. Scottish Hanoverians: British Army including 16 infantry battalions, Hessian mercenaries;
    • The commander of the British Army was the Duke of Cumberland, third son of King George II;
  2. Jacobites: predominantly Highlanders, some French and Irish units

The Advance Guard of the British force was commanded by Sir Humphrey Bland.

  • Cobham's Dragoons later 10th Hussars, approximately 270 men, lost 1 man and 4 horses, injured 5 horses;
  • Kerr’s Dragoons later 11th Hussars, approximately 270 men, lost 3 men and 4 horses, injured 3 men and 5 horses. These casualties appear to have occurred "during the pursuit of the fleeing Highlanders. (This was, in fact, more than the rest of the cavalry combined";

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1720 England - abt 25 Dec 1812

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abt 1695 - 28 Oct 1748
18 Nov 1726 Fordoun, Aberdeenshire, Scotland - 12 Apr 1799
24 Jan 1724 Dundee, Scotland - 08 Mar 1811 photo

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23 May 1725 Scotland - 16 Apr 1746
abt 1676 Beauly, Beaufort, Inverness-shire, Scotland - 09 Apr 1747 photo

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05 Apr 1724 England - 13 Oct 1772 photo
abt 1710 Scotland - 12 Apr 1775
28 Apr 1715 East Markham, Nottinghamshire, England - 25 May 1773 photo

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1704 Midlothian, Scotland - 06 Apr 1746
1712 Glenaladale, Inverness-shire, Scotland - 13 Jan 1761
abt 1694 Keppoch, Inverness-shire, Scotland - 16 Apr 1746
abt 1698 Moidart, Inverness-shire, Scotland - abt 1770
aft 1672
aft 1654
abt 1722 Scotland - 17 Oct 1807
1720 Arisaig, Inverness-shire, Scotland - abt 1805

M cont.

abt 1722 Nunton, Benbecula, Inverness-shire, Scotland - 02 Oct 1776
abt 1710 Belfinlay House, Scotland - 27 Sep 1749
21 Jul 1726 Isle of Skye, Inverness-shire, Scotland - abt 1815
abt 1695 Inverness-shire, Scotland - aft 1747
1705 Scotland - 16 Apr 1746
abt 1700 Wester Cullachy, Inverness-shire, Scotland - abt 1782
aft 1701
1720 Scotland - 1758
abt 1702 Cromarty, Ross and Cromarty, Scotland - 28 Sep 1766 photo
abt 1724 Drimnin, Morvern, Argyll, Scotland - abt 1792
1715 - abt 16 Apr 1746
aft 1685 Drimnin, Morvern, Argyll, Scotland - 16 Apr 1746
bef 1715 Scotland
abt 1720 Kingerloch, Ardgour, Inverness-shire, Scotland - 16 Apr 1746
bef 1724 Morvern, Argyll, Scotland - 16 Apr 1746
abt 1720 Kingerloch, Ardgour, Inverness-shire, Scotland

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- abt 16 Apr 1745
bef 17 Jan 1725 Pitsligo, Aberdeenshire, Scotland - 12 Jan 1777 photo
04 Oct 1694 Huntingtower, Perthshire, Scotland - 11 Oct 1760 photo

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16 Feb 1724 Cortachy, Forfarshire, Scotland - 03 Mar 1803

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20 Dec 1725 Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland - 25 Nov 1791 photo
30 Sep 1718 Radbourne, Derbyshire, England - 1780

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18 Dec 1720 Kilsyth, Stirlingshire, Scotland - aft 1777
abt 1688 Achnacone, Argyleshire, Scotland - abt 16 Apr 1746
09 Apr 1686 Glenfinglas, Perthshire, Scotland - 16 Apr 1746
1690 Achnacone, Argyll, Scotland - 1746
Nov 1697 Dalveich, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland - 16 Apr 1746

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28 Feb 1724 Whitehall, London, England - 14 Sep 1807 photo

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05 Jun 1702 Whitehall Palace, London, England - 22 Dec 1754 photo

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04 Aug 1704 Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland - 28 Nov 1746 photo
02 Jan 1727 Westerham, Kent, England - 13 Sep 1759 photo




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