List of names as written Various modes of spelling Authorities for spelling Situation Description remarks
SITE OF GENERAL LESLIE'S CAMP (1650) Site of General Leslie's Encampment
Site of General Leslie's Encampment (1650)
Site of General Leslie's Encampment (1650)
Site of General Leslie's Encampment (1650) (1650)
John McDougall
Revd [Reverend] Mr Thomson
New Stat: [Statistical] Acct: [Account]
Old Stat: [Statistical] Acct: [Account]
010 [Situation] On Doon Hill about ¾ of a mile E [East] from Spott Church.
On the spot marked on tracing stood the Camp of General Leslie, constructed in 1650, in which the Scottish Army were encamped previous to the battle of Dunbar. A few slight undulations of the ground are all that now remain to point out its Site, the plough having passed several times over the spot, removing almost every trace of it. It comprehended part of the ancient Fort which stood its western side.

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[Note] -- "Downhill about 500 feet above the sea, is remarkable
for being the place on which General Leslie had his camp,
before (what is sometimes called) the Battle of Dunbar,
but in general over this country, the Battle of Downhill
fought on the east side and neighbourhood of the
hill, between Oliver Cromwell and the Scotch Army under
Leslie's Command. From this strong entrenchment Leslie
was persuaded, contrary to his own opinion, to come down, -
was defeated by Cromwell, who was just about to embark
his troops at Dunbar for want of provisions, and pursued
with great Slaughter." -- Old Stat: [Statistical] Acct: [Account] Vol [Volume] 5 page 456.

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