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Battle of Culloden

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April 16, 2018 all-day
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Battle of Culloden

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Battle of Culloden

April 16, 1745

What’s this event doing here?

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This event shows how young and volatile the union of Scotland and England is when the French and Indian War begins.

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Some interesting points to consider:

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A Young Fragile Union

The Union Jack in 1709 shows a young fragile union.

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Men in the Virginia Regiment

A list of men who were also in the Battle of Culloden:

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Angus McDonald

This man looms larger in Lord Dunmore’s War of 1774.  His services starts with enlisting 5 Mar. 1754 in King George County,  an recorded as age 21,  height 5′10″, seaman, from Scotland; and who was 12 years old during the Battle of Culloden.

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 http://www.electricscotland.com/books/scots_virginia.htm

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http://www.libraryireland.com/articles/ScotchIrishVirginiaFiske/

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Reverse Discrimination

Despite the hunting down of rebels and the punishment upon capture by the 3rd and youngest son of King George II, a few years later goes by and many Scots are put in high positions, such as Lord Bute.

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See Edmond Atkin, Indian Superintendent and Scot connection:

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http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/samples/wiley031/00040818.pdf

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Still researching.

These 2 links list no sources or citations.

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Scots and the Indians.

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http://notesfromtheninthcircle.blogspot.com/2017/02/scots-among-southern-indians.html

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