Memoirs of James, Marquis of Montrose, K.G. Captain General of Scotland

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1853 Excerpt: ...was coming on through Banffshire, as fast as his heavy cannon and his heavier cowardice would permit. Hemmed in like a mountain bull at bay, Montrose was not long in deciding upon the course to be pursued. In a morass he buried the train of brass artillery, and wheeling off to the left, entered the country ...
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1853 Excerpt: ...was coming on through Banffshire, as fast as his heavy cannon and his heavier cowardice would permit. Hemmed in like a mountain bull at bay, Montrose was not long in deciding upon the course to be pursued. In a morass he buried the train of brass artillery, and wheeling off to the left, entered the country of the Grants, and sweeping through their forest of Rothiemurchus, halted near the old castle of Muckerath, a picturesque ruin in Duthil, the former seat of the Lairds of Rothiemurchus. In that wild district he was safe for a time, and learned that he might have spared his troops a march so rapid, as the dictator was lagging behind in Strathbogie and Enzie, where he plundered the Gordons, and ravaged their property with the utmost barbarity. Montrose lost not a moment in profiting by this unexpected intelligence. On the same evening it reached him, he marched further up the Spey into the fastnesses of Badenoch, where the Clanchattan repaired to his standard; and from thence he sent Alaster MacColkeitach, with 500 claymores, to reinforce the garrisons left in the castles of Mingarry and Kinlochallan; and if possible to rouse those western clans who writhed under the tyranny of Gillespie Grumach. Marching on without a moment's respite, by the wild mountains and lonely muirs of that sequestered district, with the hills of Monadhleadh on one flank, and the great glen of Caledonia, with its chain of inland seas and the peaks of Coryarrick, on the other, he descended once more into the beautiful district of Athole, a land of deep valleys and solemn woods. With that generosity which characterised him, he released by the way the Knights of Craigievar and Boyndlie, on parole not to serve against the King before a certain period.1 This was one of his most liberal a...
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781150360411
  • Publisher: General Books LLC
  • Publication date: 5/28/2012
  • Pages: 154
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.33 (d)

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