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Hi Troops i have been asked to put on a re-enactment on at Inverary castle in May 16th-17th 2009.
Any one know of any relevant battles that took place there.
I cant find any my self so thought about making something up like a Jacobite attempt to capture it from the Campbell's :D .

Anyway i am looking for anyone interested in doing the show with us as well.

it would be great to do another Fort William type show.

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What period will this be? Jacobite (1745) or multi-period?
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At the moment 18th
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Stuart Reid - 1745 A Military History has the following:

Aug 1745 1 coy Blackwatch sent to Inverary by Cope to sieze boats and prevent rebels landing from the western isles. p16.

Dec 1745 8 extra coys of Argyle Milita raised. p81.


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I could be interested - are you still going to do the 1st of Foot?
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Yes to the 1st of Foot Alan, and thanks for the input Mark,
Do you think we could get lace wars up for this?
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Hi Ian
I seem to remember something about a Jacobite attempt to assault Inverary in the 1715 Rising that was stopped just outside the town.
I think the Glenorchy and Breadalbane Campbells were involved on the Jacobite side.

I'll check and see if I can fine the source. I think Szechi "1715" was the book but I'm not sure

We could always just burn the town down a la Montrose and MacColla :lol:
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Look forward to hearing more about that one :D
I don't think burning the town down is in the budget, this year anyway :lol:
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indeed in 1715 there was some going on.

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Ian Deveney wrote:Do you think we could get lace wars up for this?
Put it to Tod, the sooner it's pencilled in the more chance.

I'm sure some of us will be up for it, though I believe the red coats are doing a couple of SYW trips in 09 and may not be able to get significant numbers. This may give those of us with kit to go Loyalist.
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Check on the Scotwars site, you might find something relevant listed there - it rings a bell for Montrose's campaigns but I cant recall anything Jacobite. Loudoun's (in our Glenbucket's guise) would probably be up for participating.
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Ian, mega busy at the moment and there is lots going on in LW (good things!). I'll be in touch as soon as I can.

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Post by David F »

Montrose and McColla gate Invarary a going over in the winter of 1645-46, I think McColla had another swipe later in the year.
Then the highland clans (including Glencoe MacDonalds) were let lose on it after Argyll's failed rising for Monmouth in 1685.
All of which is of limited help of course as they're all 17th century rather than 18th.
From what I've come across, Invarary was fairly secure for the Hanovarians in the 18th century, so no action.
Troops bringing in Jacobite prisoners perhaps?
Or the aftermath of the Appin murder even?
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Ian.....give me a challenge! :lol:

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