DUNKELD (South to Dunkeld/The Fiery Cross/The Battle of Dunkeld/Thanksgiving) - Freeland Barbour - K
Label: Lapwing Records - LAP 126 • Format: Vinyl LP • Country: UK • Genre: Folk, World, & Country • Style: Celtic
The battlefield is currently [ when? Following the death of Viscount Dundee in the Jacobite victory at the Battle of Killiecrankiecommand of the Jacobites was passed to Colonel Alexander Cannonleader of the recruits from Ireland, in preference to the year-old veteran Sir Ewen Cameron of Lochielone of the most formidable DUNKELD (South to Dunkeld/The Fiery Cross/The Battle of Dunkeld/Thanksgiving) - Freeland Barbour - K chiefs.
Cameron was so insulted at this perceived slight that he left, taking some of his clan with him. The Cameronian regiment takes its name from Richard Cameron —a Scottish religious reformer and covenanting leader from the Scottish Lowlands, and was raised largely from the tenantry of the Marquess of Douglaschief of Clan Douglas. Dunkeld was not protected by town walls, so Cleland ordered his troops to take up defensive positions in the cathedral, because it was surrounded by an enclosing wall, and the DUNKELD (South to Dunkeld/The Fiery Cross/The Battle of Dunkeld/Thanksgiving) - Freeland Barbour - K mansion of the Marquess of Atholl.
The fighting began when the Jacobites, who outnumbered the Cameronians by more than four to one, stormed the town from all sides. They were initially successful, forcing the Cameronians back from all their outlying positions.
For sixteen hours the battle raged, as the Cameronians were gradually forced back. Some of the Highlander  who had barricaded themselves into houses were trapped inside and burned alive. Holes caused by musket balls are still visible in the east gable of Dunkeld Cathedral. Losses on the Williamite side are unclear, but ranged from 20 to Colonel Cleland was buried in the cathedral.
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