Siege of Ruthven Barracks (1746)

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Siege of Ruthven Barracks (1746)
Part of the Jacobite rising of 1745
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Ruthven Barracks
Date10–11 February 1746 [1] [2]
Location
Result Jacobite victory, Government garrison surrenders. [1]
Belligerents
Union flag 1606 (Kings Colors).svg 55th Regiment of Foot Jacobite Standard (1745).svg Jacobites
Commanders and leaders
Union flag 1606 (Kings Colors).svg Lt. Terrance Molloy [2] Jacobite Standard (1745).svg John Gordon of Glenbucket [2]
Strength
Unknown 300 men [2]
Some cannon artillery [2]
Casualties and losses
Unknown Unknown

The Siege of Ruthven Barracks that took place over the 10 – 11 February 1746 was part of the Jacobite rising of 1745.

Jacobite rising of 1745 attempt by Charles Edward Stuart to regain the British throne for the exiled House of Stuart

The Jacobite rising of 1745, also known as the Forty-five Rebellion or simply the '45, was an attempt by Charles Edward Stuart to regain the British throne for his father, James Francis Edward Stuart. It took place during the War of the Austrian Succession, when the bulk of the British Army was fighting in mainland Europe, and proved to be the last in a series of revolts that began in 1689, with major outbreaks in 1708, 1715 and 1719.

In August 1745 the Jacobites had unsuccessfully laid siege to the barracks being repulsed by a small group of Government soldiers. [2] However the Jacobites returned in February 1746 this time equipped with cannon, [2] and as a result the Government garrison surrendered. [1] [3] After the Government surrender the Jacobites burned Ruthven Barracks, although the damage must have been slight because they were still in use afterwards. [4]

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References

  1. 1 2 3 Fremont-Barnes, Gregory (2011). The Jacobite Rebellion 1745-46. p. 41. ISBN   1846039924.
  2. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Love, Dane (2007). "15: Over the Corrieyairack". Jacobite Stories. p. no page numbers. ISBN   1903238862.
  3. "Ruthven Barracks". undiscoveredscotland.co.uk. Retrieved June 7, 2014.
  4. "Sergeant Terry Molloy". jacobites.net. Retrieved June 7, 2014.

See also

Siege of Ruthven Barracks (1745) siege of 1745

The Siege of Ruthven Barracks by Jacobite rebels of a small group of government soldiers took place in August 1745 and was part of the Jacobite rising of 1745.

Jacobite risings Series of uprisings, rebellions and wars in Great Britain and Ireland between 1688 and 1746

The Jacobite risings, also known as the Jacobite rebellions or the War of the British Succession, were a series of uprisings, rebellions, and wars in Great Britain and Ireland occurring between 1688 and 1746. The uprisings had the aim of returning James II of England and VII of Scotland, the last Catholic British monarch, and later his descendants of the House of Stuart, to the throne of Great Britain after they had been deposed by Parliament during the Glorious Revolution. The series of conflicts takes its name Jacobitism, from Jacobus, the Latin form of James.