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Battle Name : Falkirk

Date(s) : 17 January 1746

Part of : Jacobite Rebellions ,

Outcome : A victory for Jacobite Army over Hanoverian, Government forces

Type of battle : Land


The Jacobites, retreating from England, were met at Falkirk by a Government force under Lt. General Hawley. Approximately even numbers could have led to a close fought battle but Hawley's poor leadership and heavy rain went against the Hanoverians. The Jacobites while not gaining an overwhelming victory, more a case of rain stopped play, they were able to occupy Falkirk which was their objective.