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Battle Name : Philiphaugh

Date(s) : 13 September 1645

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

Outcome : A victory for Parliamentarian Forces over Highland Royalist Clansmen

Type of battle : Land


Montrose with his Royalist force reduced to about 600 was surprised by Leslie commanding the Covenanter army of 6000. In spite of the gallantry of the Royalists, especially Montrose leading the 100 cavalry the engagement was more of a massacre than a battle. Montrose was only saved by his friends leading him from the battlefield.