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Title: 18th century maps of Culloden Battlefield
Posted by: Donald (Livingstone) Clink
Date: 18 January 2009

Hi all, 

Shortly after the Battle of Culloden at least two maps were produced with troop positions of both government and jacobite forces on April 16, 1746 during the Battle of Culloden. One by Thomas Sandby complete a week after the battle on April 23, 1746 refers to the Appin Stewart regiment only as the "Appin Stuarts". (Sorry I may have said Saxsby or Saxby before) The map is infact signed by Thomas Sandby who was commissioned by the victorious Duke of Cumberland to do a survey of the battlefield. This map is included in Stuart Reid's book "Like Hungry Wolves" on Culloden 1746. The original map is a part of the Royal collection.

The other map of interest is by Finlayson believed to be John Finlayson also drawn around the time of Culloden. He is suspected to have been a Jacobite sympathiser. He refers to the Appin Regiment as Stewarts of Apin or Apin Stewarts.

The National Library of Scotland  has the Finlayson map and infact several other 18th century maps of Culloden Battlefield and they can be viewed online at http://www.nls.uk/maps/military/placenames.cfm?keyword=culloden

There is a nice zoom feature so you can better appreciate the various regiments that were at Culloden Battlefield on April 16,1746. Click to enlarge to get at the zoom feature.

regards, 

Donald

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