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Parish of Fetteresso

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"with terrible Slaughter, though they often rallied, and Sometimes cut off the foremost
of their pursuers, those who knew not the country, and who had rashly ventured too far.
However Agricola, to prevent any disaster from Such confidence void of caution,
ordered the Stoutest cohorts, lightly mounted, to range themselves in a Semicircular
form, in order to surround them, also some of the cavalry to dismount and enter
the strait passes, while the others beat the more open and accessible parts of the wood.
Night put an end to the engagement the Britons flying in confusion, not in bodies, but
Scattered and dispersed, each making for the most remote and desert places. Ten thousand
of them were slain, of the Romans only three hundred and forty, and among these
Aulus Atticus, commander of a cohort.
The succeeding day afforded a more ample display of the victory. On all sides there reigned a profound and
dismal silence, Solitary hills, thick smoke arising from the houses on fire, and not a living soul to be found by
the light troops. When from these it was discovered, that the enemy had no where rallied in any body, and the
Season being so far advanced, as to render it impossible to Continue farther the operations of war, Agricola led
back his army into the borders of the Horestians, from whom he took hostages. He then ordered the admiral
of his fleet to Sail round Britain, and for that expedition furnished him with proper forces. In the mean while
that the spirit of these new nations might be more thoroughly subdued by a longer continuance of their conquerors
among them he led on his army through their countries, by slow and easy marches, and then put them
into winter quarters." (Roy's Military Antiquities of the Romans in Britain Pages 18 & 19)

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