Auldearn 1645: The Marquis of Montrose’s Scottish campaign
In August 1644, at the height of the First English Civil War, John Graham, the Marquis of Montrose, raised the standard of Royalist rebellion in Scotland. In a single year he won a string of remarkable victories with his army of Irish mercenaries and Highland clansmen. His victory at Auldearn, the centrepiece of his campaign, was won only after a day-long struggle and heavy casualties on both sides. This book details the remarkable sequence of victories at Tippermuir, Aberdeen, Inverlochy, Auldearn and Kilsyth that left Montrose briefly in the ascendant in Scotland. However, his decisive defeat and surrender at Philiphaugh finally crushed the Royalist cause in Scotland.
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Aberdeen Aberdeen Militia Aberdeenshire Aboyne Aboyne’s afterwards Alasdair MacColla Alford Argyle Argyle’s Atholl attack Auldearn Baillie’s army Balcarres BATTLE OF AULDEARN battlefield brigade Burleigh’s Campbell of Lawers Captain castle hill cavalry centre charge Colonel colours command counterattack Covenanters Craigievar Dundee Earl Edinburgh Farquharson Fife fight fire flank foot Forbes forces fought Fraser Fyvie Garlic Hill George Wishart Glen Gordon of Ruthven Halkett’s Hardgate Highland Horse Huntly Huntly’s Hurry Hurry's Hurry’s army Inchbrackie’s infantry Inverlochy Inverness Irish mercenaries John Kilsyth Laghtnan left wing Leslie Leslie’s LieutenantColonel Lifeguard Lºrd Lord Gordon Lord Lewis Gordon Lothian’s Marquis of Montrose McDonnell’s Middleton Montrose’s Monymore’s Mungo Campbell muskets Nathaniel Gordon northern levies º º O’Cahan’s Perth Philiphaugh pikes Regiment 400 regulars road Royalist Royalist army Scotland Scots army September side slope soldier Spalding Strathbogie Strathbogie Regiment Tibbermore Trººp troopers troops Turriff veteran victory village Western Clans