This very comprehensive work on the history of the Scottish Highlands was based on the text of Dr James Browne's popular work published some 30 years earlier. Compiled in 1875 and edited by John S. Keltie, this work presents in two volumes a detailed view of the general history of the highlands, a history of the highland clans and a history of the highland regiments.
General history – in 45 chapters, this section examines the history from 55BC to the "present time". Included are descriptions of many of the clan feuds which occurred, social conditions, and Gaelic literature, language and music.
Highland Clans – in nine chapters there is a brief history of the clan system and then a closer look at particular clans including the Western Clans, the Macdougalls, the Robertsons, the Clan Chattan, the Camerons, Clan Anrias or Ross, the Mackays, and the Stewarts.
Highland Regiments – a history of the 42nd Royal Highland Regiment (1729-1873), Loudon's Highlanders (1745-1748), Montgomery's Highlanders (1757-1763), Fraser's Highlanders (1757-1763 and 1775-1783), Keith's and Campbell's Highlanders (1759-1763), Eighty-ninth Highland Regiment (1759-1765), Johnstone's Highlanders (1760-1763), Lord Macleod's Highlanders (1777-1818), Athole Highlanders (1778-1783), Seaforth's Highlanders (1778-1873), Aberdeenshire Highland Regiment (1777-1783), Royal Highland Emigrant Regiment (1775-1783), Forty-second or Royal Highland Regiment (1780-1809), 74th Highlanders (1787-1874), Seventy-fifth Regiment (1787-1809), 78th Highlanders or Ross-shire Buffs (1793-1874), 79th Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders (1793-1874), 91st Princess Louise Argyllshire Highlanders (1794-1874), 92nd Gordon Highlanders (1794-1874), and the 93rd Sutherland Highlanders (1800-1875). Many of the histories include a succession list of officers.
QUEEN’S OWN CAMERON HIGHLANDERS
THE Camerons are well known as one of the bravest and most chivalrous of the Highland clans. They held out to the very last as steadfast adherents to the cause of the Stuarts, and the names of Ewen Cameron, -Donald the "gentle Lochiel", and the unfortunate Dr Cameron, must be associated in the minds of all Scotchmen with everything that is brave, and chivalrous, and generous, and unyieldingly loyal.
The clan itself was at one time one of the most powerful in the Highlands ; and the regiment which is now known by the clan name has most faithfully upheld the credit of the clan for bravery and loyalty ; it has proved a practical comment on the old song, "A Cameron never can yield".
This regiment was raised by Alan Cameron of Erracht, to whom letters of service were granted on the 17th of August 1793 ...
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