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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP19 Dec 2019 11:50 a.m. PST

….from the Battle of Glenshiel.

"A team of archaeologists working at the scene of Scotland's ‘forgotten' Jacobite rising have uncovered the first historic remains of the decisive 300-year-old battle which ended James Francis Edward Stuart's ambitions to take the throne.

The team, which was led by the Trust, has been working at the scene of the Battle of Glenshiel and uncovered several large fragments of a coehorn mortar shell that had been fired at Lord George Murray and the Jacobite right wing on the knoll south of the River Shiel. A musket ball fired by government forces at the Jacobites was also uncovered…"
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