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On This Day: The 'Rout of Moy'

1745 Jacobite Rebellion

17 February 2017

 

John Campbell, 4th Earl of Loudoun

 

On 16th February 1746 a Government force of around 1,500, many of them from the Highland Independent Companies, under the command of John Campbell, 4th Earl of Loudoun attempt to take Charles Edward Stuart by surprise at Moy Hall, just south of Inverness. The plan is unsuccessful. Under the cover of darkness and a thunderstorm, firing muskets and shouting clan war-cries, a handful of Jacobites give the impression of a large Jacobite gathering and Loudoun's men retreat. The event became known as the 'Rout of Moy'. The only casualty at Moy was on the Government side: Duncan Bam MacCrimmon, Hereditory Piper to the MacLeods of Dunvegan.

 

 

 

 

 

   
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