Battle of Sheriffmuir

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The Battle of Sheriffmuir (Blàr Sliabh an t-Siorraim, ) was an engagement in 1715 at the height of the Jacobite rising in England and Scotland.wikipedia
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Sheriffmuir

Sheriffmuir was and is a remote elevated plateau of heathland lying between Stirling and Auchterarder on the north fringe of the Ochil Hills.
Sheriffmuir (or Sheriff Muir; Scottish Gaelic: Sliabh an t-Siorraim), the site of the inconclusive 1715 Battle of Sheriffmuir (part of the Jacobite rising of 1715), lies on the slopes of the Ochil Hills in Scotland, just inside the Perthshire border.

John Erskine, Earl of Mar (1675–1732)

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John Erskine, 6th Earl of Mar, standard-bearer for the Jacobite cause in Scotland, mustered Highland chiefs, and on 6 September declared James Francis Edward Stuart (the "Old Pretender") as King of Scots.
Deprived of office by the new king in 1714, Mar raised the standard of rebellion against the Hanoverians; at the battle of Sheriffmuir in November 1715, Mar's forces outnumbered those of his opponent, but victory eluded him.

John Campbell, 2nd Duke of Argyll

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Following unsuccessful skirmishes against John Campbell, 2nd Duke of Argyll (based at Stirling), Mar was eventually persuaded to lead his full army south, on 10 November.
During the Jacobite Rebellion, he led the government army against the Jacobites led by the Earl of Mar at the Battle of Sheriffmuir.

Ochil Hills

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Sheriffmuir was and is a remote elevated plateau of heathland lying between Stirling and Auchterarder on the north fringe of the Ochil Hills.
Sheriffmuir, the site of the 1715 battle of the Jacobite rising is on the northern slopes of the hills.

Jacobite rising of 1715

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The Battle of Sheriffmuir (Blàr Sliabh an t-Siorraim, ) was an engagement in 1715 at the height of the Jacobite rising in England and Scotland.
On 13 November at Sheriffmuir, the two forces joined in battle.

James Francis Edward Stuart

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John Erskine, 6th Earl of Mar, standard-bearer for the Jacobite cause in Scotland, mustered Highland chiefs, and on 6 September declared James Francis Edward Stuart (the "Old Pretender") as King of Scots.
On 22 December 1715, James reached Scotland after the Jacobite defeats at the Battle of Sheriffmuir (13 November 1715) and Preston.

The Battle of Sherramuir

The Battle was the subject of "The Battle of Sherramuir", one of the most famous songs written by Robert Burns.
"The Battle of Sherramuir" is a song written by the Scottish poet Robert Burns (25 January 1759 – 21 July 1796) about the Battle of Sheriffmuir which occurred in Scotland in 1715 at the height of the Jacobite rising in England and Scotland.

Inventory of Historic Battlefields in Scotland

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The battlefield has been included in the Inventory of Historic Battlefields in Scotland and protected by Historic Scotland under the Scottish Historical Environment Policy of 2009.

John Lyon, 5th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne

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The number of the slain on the side of the rebels has been stated to have been eight hundred, among whom were John Lyon, 5th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne and the chief of the Clan MacDonald of Clan Ranald, and several others of distinction.
He died fighting with the Jacobites in The Battle of Sheriffmuir in 1715.

Archibald Douglas, 2nd Earl of Forfar

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Archibald Douglas, 2nd Earl of Forfar was the only person of eminence killed on that side.
He served on the Hanoverian side during the Jacobite rising of 1715 and led the 3rd Regiment at the Battle of Sheriffmuir (3 December 1715), where he was wounded in 17 places.

Clan Macdonald of Clanranald

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The number of the slain on the side of the rebels has been stated to have been eight hundred, among whom were John Lyon, 5th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne and the chief of the Clan MacDonald of Clan Ranald, and several others of distinction.
Allan was mortally wounded at the Battle of Sheriffmuir in 1715 and died at Drummond Castle the next day.

Thomas Whetham

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Argyll was seriously outnumbered by the Jacobite army (which was somewhat diminished from its previous numbers), and his left wing, commanded by General Thomas Whetham, was far shorter than the Jacobites' opposing right.
Whetham served under the Duke of Argyll during the Jacobite rising of 1715, commanding the left wing of the government army at the Battle of Sheriffmuir on 13 November 1715.

James Maule, 4th Earl of Panmure

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James Maule, 4th Earl of Panmure and Drummond of Logie were among the wounded.
Panmure went on to fight at the Battle of Sheriffmuir in November of the same year.

Battle of Preston (1715)

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The whole body of his adherents in the south had fallen into the hands of generals Willis and Carpenter at Preston, and Inverness, with all the adjacent country, had been recovered to the government, through the exertions of pro-government clans including the Earl of Sutherland, Fraser Lord Lovat, the Rosses, the Munros, and the Forbeses.
* Battle of Sheriffmuir, a concurrent battle of the 1715 Rising fought in Scotland

Royal Leicestershire Regiment

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It went to Scotland to suppress the Jacobite rising of 1715 and fought at the Battle of Sheriffmuir in November 1715.

Clementina Walkinshaw

However, he was also an Episcopalian and a Jacobite who had fought for the Prince's father in the rising of 1715, been captured at the Battle of Sheriffmuir, before escaping from Stirling Castle and fleeing to Europe.

Devonshire Regiment

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Back in the United Kingdom, it helped put down the Jacobite rising of 1715, fighting the rebels at the inconclusive Battle of Sheriffmuir in November 1715 and at the Battle of Glen Shiel in June 1719.

4th Queen's Own Hussars

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The regiment suffered heavy losses again at the Battle of Almansa in April 1707 during the War of the Spanish Succession and next fought at the Battle of Sheriffmuir in November 1715 during the Jacobite rising.

18th century

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1715: The first Jacobite rising breaks out; the British halt the Jacobite advance at the Battle of Sheriffmuir; Battle of Preston.

Henry Hawley

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With this regiment he served at Sheriffmuir in 1715, where he was wounded.

1716

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January – The town of Crieff, Scotland, is burned to the ground by Jacobites returning from the Battle of Sheriffmuir.

Royal Scots Greys

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This included taking part at the Battle of Sheriffmuir on 13 November 1715.

Donald Cameron of Lochiel

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At Sheriffmuir in 1715, John Campbell, 2nd Duke of Argyll had halted a run of successes for the Jacobite clans and their commander John Erskine, 6th Earl of Mar.

Charlotte Stuart, Duchess of Albany

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However, he was also an Episcopalian Protestant and a Jacobite who had fought for the Prince's father in the rising of 1715, been captured at the Battle of Sheriffmuir, before escaping from Stirling Castle and fleeing to Europe.

Donald Maclean, 5th Laird of Torloisk

At the Battle of Sheriffmuir, he was Major of the regiment of Sir John Maclean, 4th Baronet, and was commended for his prudent and gallant conduct on that occasion.