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Order of battle, 1746, Falkirk 1746 or later

Pencil, pen, ink and watercolour on paper; laid down on linen | 19.4 x 30.6 cm (image and neatline) | RCIN 730009

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An order of battle of the British army under the command of Lieutenant-General Hawley, Commander in Chief, at the Battle of Falkirk, 17 January 1746. Jacobite Rebellion (1745-6).

The regimental rectangles are coloured according to the facings of the uniforms. Written in a standard Board of Ordnance hand, similar to that of many of the engineers of this period.

Major-General Huske is second in command. The First Line, commanded by Brigadiers Sempill and Cholmondeley comprise the following regiments: Royal, Fleming, Pulteney, Blakeney, Ligonier, Barrell. The Second Line, under Brigadier Mordaunt, comprises Howard, Munro, Price (under Agnew), Cholmondeley, Batereau and Wolfe (under Lieut-Col. Martine). The Third Line, under Lieut-Colonel Leighton, comprises Cobham's (three squadrons), Campbell, Sempill, and Kerr (three squadrons). The fourth line, under Colonel Campbell, comprises Ligonier (two squadrons), Argyllshire, Hamilton (two squadrons).

  • Anonymous (cartographer)

  • Watermark: Strasburg bend and lily, the letters L V G below

    Mark, stamped: 492

    Condition: three fold lines; cracked along folds; repaired by linen backing. Verso: top left, water-stained patch and shadow from the removal of Cumberland's cipher label; foxing

  • 19.4 x 30.6 cm (image and neatline)

    21.9 x 33.2 cm (sheet)

  • Manuscript title:

    No title


    George III heading: Order of Battle 1746.

    Other annotations: (Recto) [top right, black pencil:] 8/7; [bottom right, black pencil:] 2. (Verso) [bottom left, obscured by linen backing, ink or black pencil:] 6; [top right, obscured by white paper label, ink, crossed out in red pencil:] Order of Battle; [bottom right, black pencil]: [illegible] 1746; [centre, obscured by linen backing, ink:] Order of Battle.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Order of Battle Order of Battle of His Majesty’s Army under Lieut. Gen.l Hawley (at Falkirk, 17th Jan.y 1746.) MS.

  • From the collection of military and naval maps and prints formed by Prince William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland (1721-65), third son of George II; subsequently acquired by George III (1738-1820)

  • Subject(s)

    Falkirk (Central Lowlands, Scotland, UK) 55°59'57"N 03°47'13"W

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