Cumberland's Culloden Army 1745-46
In August 1745 Charles Edward Stuart, the Young Pretender', landed in Scotland and sparked the Second Jacobite Rising. The Jacobite forces seized Perth, then Edinburgh, where they proclaimed the Young Pretender's father King James VIII; they trounced their Hanoverian opponents at Prestonpans and crossed into England, getting as far south as Derby before withdrawing into Scotland. Far from universally popular north of the border, the Jacobite army bested another Hanoverian army at Falkirk and besieged Stirling, only to be routed by the Duke of Cumberland's army at Culloden in April 1746, a crushing defeat that ended any prospect of a Stuart restoration. Featuring full-colour artwork depicting the distinctive uniforms of Cumberland's men, this exhaustively researched study offers a wealth of detail of regimental strengths and casualties and includes an extended chronology that places individual units in specific places throughout the campaign that culminated at Culloden. Contents Historical background the British Army in 1745 The Duke of Cumberland's army for the 1745 46 campaign: recruitment regimental organization the officers Chronology: movements and marches actions and casualties The British Line: infantry cavalry artillery marines English provincial infantry: Harcourt's and Bolton's Regiments English Line cavalry English provincial cavalry: Georgia Rangers Yorkshire Hunters Kingston's Light Horse Scottish infantry: 43rd Highlanders (Black Watch) 64th Highlanders Edinburgh Provincial Regiment Argyll Militia Foreign units: Hanoverian hussar escort Hessian grenadiers and hussars Dutch grenadiers and artillery Swiss infantry Bibliography Index
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