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Dunbar, Battle of Dunbar 1650

 
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Adam Brown
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2008 10:42 pm    Post subject: Dunbar, Battle of Dunbar 1650 Reply with quote

Battle of Dunbar 1650 Monument
Location: Beside A1087 South of Dunbar, just before the entrance to a quarry.
OS Ref: NT 698 768

A simple memorial to commemorate the Civil War battle of 1650 at Dunbar.

The battlefield is on either side of the new A1. This memorial is situated beside the old A1, now renumbered the A1087.



3rd SEPTEMBER 1650
HERE TOOK PLACE THE BRUNT
OR ESSENTIAL AGONY OF
THE BATTLE OF DUNBAR

THOMAS CARLYLE

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Adam Brown
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2008 10:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In the field just behind the memorial there were poppies growing. I hope you can make them out behind the top of the memorial



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2008 10:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here are some links to a few websites giving different interpretations on the battle. It wasn't one of our finest moments!

Wikipedia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Dunbar_(1650)

British Civil Wars

http://www.british-civil-wars.co.uk/military/1650-dunbar.htm

Scotwars.com

http://www.scotwars.com/html/battle_of_dunbar.htm
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2018 9:18 am    Post subject: WMR (ex UKNIWM) number Reply with quote

WMR 79958
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