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1 April

1 April 1746: Major-General John Lindsay, Earl of Crawford with St George’s Dragoon Regiment and 400 Hessian infantry began to push up from Dunkeld towards the Pass of Killiecrankie to reconnoitre the Jacobites before the main force of Hessians marched to the relief of Blair Castle which was under siege by a Jacobite force under Lord George Murray. Crawford’s force skirmished with Jacobite out-parties near the villages of Pitlochry and Moulin.

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