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Battle Name : Auldearn

Date(s) : 09 May 1645

Part of : The Civil Wars of the Three Kingdoms , The 1st English Civil War , Operations in Scotland 1645 ,

Outcome : A victory for Highland Royalist Clansmen over Parliamentarian Forces

Type of battle : Land


Montrose in a rapidly, though expertly, prepared defensive position faced Hurry's Covenanters who outnumbered him nearly two to one. While the Royalist centre just about held on their previously concealed cavalry charged into the flank of the enemy, to be followed a little later by the reserve infantry. The Covenanters were routed and many were killed in the pursuit.