Gilles MacBean at Culloden

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Robert Bain wrote:

"The MacBeans were ever a war-like clan, and at the Battle of Culloden, Gillies MacBean, filling a breach in a wall, killed fourteen of the Hanoverian side before he fell.

"His feat was almost emulated over a century later by Major- General William MacBean, who enlisted in the 93rd Regiment as a private, and rose to the command of the regiment in 1873. He gained the V.C. for attacking and killing single- handed eleven of the enemy in the main breach at the Begum Bagh at Lucknow in 1858.

[The Clans and Tartans of Scotland, 1938]
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