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The Pass Of Killiecrankie, Looking Towards Ben-Y-Gloe

The Pass Of Killiecrankie, Looking Towards Ben-Y-Gloe

Photographer: Wilson, George Washington

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1866

Shelfmark: 10370.cc.35

Item number: 11

Length: 10.3

Width: 7.6

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

"This famous Pass, strictly speaking, is about half-a-mile in length. It rises steeply on each side of the river Garry in high wooded acclivities, and is altogether so narrow, and at times so gloomy, that the traveller almost fears to enter it. So terribly sublime is the scene, that, in the Rebellion of 1745, a body of Hessian troops were appalled by it, and refused to march through.

Near the north end of this romantic place was fought, in 1689, the battle of Killiecrankie, between the Highland army, commanded by Viscount Dundee, and the troops of King William by General Mackay, in which the Royal troops were defeated, but the leader of the Highland army slain."

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

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