Monday, April 16, 2018

Culloden anniversary



Today is the 272nd anniversary of the Battle of Culloden, which took place on April 16, 1746.



I like this video very much. (The song is "The Ghosts of Culloden", performed by Isla Grant.)



Diana Gabaldon noted in her blog post about her 2008 visit to Culloden that she saw the place where Jamie woke after the battle, thinking he was dead.  When I asked her on Compuserve if she recalled where that was, exactly, she said,
Jamie made it almost to the second government line.  He woke in a little swale or dip (you recall he was lying in water), about forty feet off the path that leads from the Visitors Centre--maybe a couple of hundred yards beyond the VC itself.
The photo below shows the area where the government lines were, marked with a red flag.



I was lucky enough to be able to visit Culloden in 2012, and again in 2016.  It's an amazing place, and the Visitors Centre is very well done.

1 comment:

Mary Tormey said...

Hi Karen thanks for sharing , I'm reading "a Breath of Snow and Ashes' and the chapter in which Jamie 's memories of Culloden Haunt him in the Chapter "The Ghosts of Culloden and it was a very thrilling scene and touching , I've heard that certain developers want to build some condos near the location where Culloden is located and I sincerely hope that this is a rumor , Culloden and like Gettysburg is sacred ground that should be respected and protected so I hope its left alone , will be lighting a candle in church this weekend in honor of Culloden , please post more soon. Happy week. Sincerely.