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battle of Alford


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1645.

Alford was one of Montrose's brilliant victories. Pursued by Baillie's troops, Montrose took his men over the hills until Baillie retired on Inverness. On 2 July he found Montrose at Alford, west of Aberdeen. Baillie's forces could not withstand the ferocity of Montrose's charge and were badly beaten.

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