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17 March

17 March 1746: A Jacobite force under the command of Lord George Murray began the siege of Blair Castle in Perthshire. Blair Castle was the seat of Lord George’s pro-Hanoverian brother, James Murray, 2nd Duke of Atholl. Holding the castle against the Jacobites was Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Andrew Agnew of the Royal Scots Fusiliers.

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