Battle of Dunkeld


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Reference WMO/278880

Address:

Dunkeld Cathedral

Cathedral Street

Dunkeld

PH8 0AW

Scotland

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Obelisk
Materials:
  • Stone Stone (any)
Lettering: Incised
Conflicts:
  • Jacobite Rebellions (1708-1746)
About the memorial: A stone four sided pillar. At the top is a 5-pointed star badge of The Cameronians. A cast brass plaque is attached below this with the inscription. At the foot is a circular cast brass badge of the Cameronians with star, bugle and oak sprigs. It all stands on a low stone plinth. Note that the Jacobite Uprisings started in 1689 as stated on the memorial, not 1708 as given on the item in the drop down menu.
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THIS MARKER IS DEDICATED TO THOSE/ WHO DIED IN THE BATTLE OF DUNKELD/ WHICH TOOK PLACE IN AND AROUND/ THE GROUNDS OF DUNKELD CATHEDRAL/ ON 21ST AUGUST 1689/ DURING THE FIRST JACOBITE RISING./ THE TOWN OF DUNKELD WAS HELD BY/ A GARRISON OF GOVERNMENT TROOPS/ FROM THE CAMERONIAN REGIMENT/ UNDER THE COMMAND OF/ LIEUTENANT-COLONEL WILLIAM CLELAND,/ STANDING IN THE WAY OF THE JACOBITE/ FORCES ADVANCING TOWARDS PERTH/ AND STIRLING FRESH FROM THEIR/ VICTORY AT KILLIECRANKIE./ AFTER A LONG AND BITTER STRUGGLE AND/ AN UNYIELDING DEFENCE OF THE TOWN BY/ THE OUTNUMBERED CAMERONIANS MUCH/ OF DUNKELD BURNED TO THE GROUND/ AND THE JACOBITES WITHDREW TO LEAVE/ THE GOVERNMENT FORCES AS VICTORS.

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