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Sinclair Dates

   [1]Sinclair Dates:  July 25.
   In 2000: Sinclairs at Lords, [2]Reception in the evening at House of
   In 1704: John,
   [3]8th Earl of Caithness sits in Parliament.
   [4]Tomorrow:  July 26.
   In 2000: Sinclairs at Parliament, [5]Tour of Parliament
   In 1843: W.W. Sinclair d., William Waters Sinclair died in Goemally,
   In 1689: B. of Killiecrankie, Viscount Dundee (John Graham of
   Claverhouse) affectionately known as "Bonnie Dundee" took 2,500
   Highlanders over Drumochter Pass. The British General Mackay, with
   4,000 footsoldiers, two divisions of Calvary, 1,200 supply of horses
   and 3 cannon called Dundee's army "not an army but a pack". Dundee,
   ever the Jacobite, kept his troops lain in the tall grass until 7.00
   PM. With the sun behind them, they rose to their feet, fired their one
   shot weapons and rushed the British forces with their broadswords.
   Dundee died in the original Highland charge. The day belonged to the
   Highlanders. Dundee had four clans and 300 Irishmen. Unlike most
   battles of the 17th Century, Scots Highland charges lasted 10-20
   minutes. About the only noticeable exception to this was the Italian
   Bonnie Prince Charlie's prolonged battle at Colluden. In spite of his
   reputation as "Buidy (bloody) Clavers" he was in fact a moderate.
   Killiecrankie was Bonnie Dundee's greatest victory. Dundee showed the
   way of Highland resistance, even though he himself was a lowlander.
   -[6]<Privateers@Privateers.org> .


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   3. http://www.clansinclair.org/hist1.htm
   4. http://www.mids.org/sinclair/timeline.html
   5. http://www.mids.org/sinclair/s2000.html
   6. mailto:Privateers@Privateers.org
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