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Sunday, 19 March 2017

Jacobite Rebellion Falkirk January 1746

The British line forms up with the Grenadier companies forming the front line.

Loundon's Highlanders and the 43rd Foot form a second line.

Government horse hold the left of the second line.

Jacobite horse begin their advance

The Irish Picquets with Royale Eccossis provide a strong line in support of the clans

The Highland charge begins.

The Jacobite charge hit the British line, but it did not initally break. This caused the Highlanders to fall back in confusion but with the British advance, the Irish units were able to blast a hole into the British line, thus splitting it in two and resulting in the Highlanders pushing home a second charge with caused the government forces to flee. 

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