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Pass Of Killiecrankie, The Soldier's Leap

Pass Of Killiecrankie, The Soldier's Leap

Photographer: Wilson, George Washington

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1866


Item number: 12

Length: 10.3

Width: 7.6

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

"On the south side of the Garry is situated Killiecrankie Cottage in the midst of trees, and overlooking the deep dark water of the river. It is related that, after the battle of Killiecrankie, a soldier was closely pursued by one of his enemies down the Pass, and seeing only one way of escape, he leapt the Garry at this point where it falls in foam, and escaped in safety. This point has ever since been named 'The Soldier's Leap.' About half-a-mile above the point where this view is taken, is to be seen a stone which is said to mark the spot where Dundee fell when on the point of victory.

He lies buried in a vault in the old Church of Blair Athole within the Castle policies."

Descriptive letterpress from the book 'Photographs of English and Scottish Scenery' by G W Wilson

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