Battle of Sanquhar

 

1297 Sanquhar 
Dumfries 
Sir Wm Douglas bt English 

1307 (8 May) Sanquhar 
Dumfries 
Sir James (The Black) Douglas bt English 

 

Extract from the History of Sanquhar, [--]
The supposed site of an ancient Celtic battle, scarcely a mile and a half from the burgh, on the eastern slope of what must f[ormerly] have belonged to the Town common. The slop[e] of this green field contains many graves, all lying north and south, - a proof that they existed prior to the age of Christianity in th[is] Country, else the graves would have been l[aid] east and west, They are to be found scatt[ered] here and there throughout the field, every w[arrior] being buried on the exact spot where he fell[--] These graves are in many cases single, in other instances double, and some are of the breadth of four, and six, and so on, and in some places where the tumult of the fight h[as] been thickest, there may scores huddl[ed] together,..

 

[Site of BATTLE - Situation:]
About 1 mile N,E, [North East]by E, [East] from Sanquhar Burgh.-

 

[Page is signed:]
Samuel S Hill
Lce. Corpl [Lance Corporal] RS&M [Royal Sappers and Miners]

 

 

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•  Sanquhar Castle

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