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Jacobite Memorial near Spean Bridge

 
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 05, 2019 5:44 pm    Post subject: Jacobite Memorial near Spean Bridge Reply with quote

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This memorial, which is a Rough stone cairn with metal plaque at the roadside above High Bridge / Highbridge (both spellings are used).
Commemorates the action there on 16th August 1745.is at-

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Minor road North from crossroads 1 mile West of Spean Bridge, signposted Highbridge. Cairn about 1 mile down road on right. Right fork about 200 yards before memorial.
Minor road from Spean Bridge to Torlundy
North of main A82.
Highbridge
Spean Bridge

It reads-
ACTION AT HIGH BRIDGE

Near this spot on August 16 1745, the first action of the "Forty- / Five" took place. Donald MacDonell of Tirnadris with eleven men / and a piper from Keppoch's Clan, by making use of the now demolished / High Bridge Inn and surrounding trees to conceal the smallness of / their number, succeeded in preventing two companies of The 1st / Royal regiment of Foot (later The Royal Scots) from crossing the / High Bridge over the River Spean. This force consisting of about / eighty five men, had been sent from Fort Augustus to reinforce the / garrison at Fort William.

ERECTED BY THE 1745 ASSOCIATION
http://1745association.org.uk/images/Annual%20Gathering%202008/The%20Skirmish%20at%20Highbridge.pdf
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