Re: Just A Wee Snippet of Interesting Information

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Posted by Lady Ann on August 02, 2000 at 07:36:45:

In Reply to: Re: Just A Wee Snippet of Interesting Information posted by Susan on August 01, 2000 at 18:32:03:


: ALthough FMcA is no longer a college but a private children's school, each October the Flora MacDonald Highland Games are held on the campus. I have a feeling that this Games is closer to the type of event that is found in Scotland in contrast to the enormous Grandfather Mt. Games held in July.

: This general area of North Carolina abounds with Scottish names. And a MacLeod was the first to fall at the battle of Moore's Creek Bridge, if I'm remembering correctly. But Montcalm County? I hope not!

Another interesting note re MacLeods: Although the MacLeods were instrumental in assisting Bonnie Prince Charlie in his escape after Culloden (it was a MacLeod who spirited Flora and the Prince onto the Isle of Skye), the MacLeod chieftain withheld the clan's military assistance at the Battle of Culloden, keeping the clan neutral and preserving its members from much of the sanctions and annihilation that took place after the battle. The MacLeods had nearly been decimated in a much earlier battle, fighting on behalf of the Prince, and could ill afford to lose more men. But the MacLeods hid Charlie and assisted him when the English were hunting him after Culloden. Today you can see many relics and gifts of the well as the personal underwear (I am not making this up!)of Flora MacDonald at Dunvegan on the Isle of Skye, the home of the MacLeod chieftain.

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