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The Brave Sons of Skye [Scotland]
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The Isle of Skye, off the northwestern coast of Scotland, is the largest of the Inner Hebrides. "Be the many marvelous tales regarding Skye's heroes and heroines of prehistoric times true or not, a spirit of warlike enterprise has existed in the island from the earliest period of which we have any authentic record, and has been fostered by passing events (involving the strife of arms) century after century up to the present day. But it is with the share that 'the Brave Sons of Skye' took in Britain's great wars in foreign lands that this work more particularly deals." Biographical sketches, of varying length and primarily focused on military careers, are grouped by surname and place of residence. Surnames include: Beaton or Bethune, Campbell, Elder, MacAlister (tracing "their origin to Alasdair, or Alexander, a son of Angus Mor of the Clan Donald"), MacDonald, MacInnes, MacIvor, MacKinnon, MacLean, MacLeod, MacQueen, Martins, and Nicholson. Dr. John Grant, Sgt. John MacBeth, Col. Sir John MacRa, Dr. Alexander Morrison, Pvt. Hugh Robertson, the Battle of Mahidpore, the Battle of Moodkee, and the Battle of Inkerman are covered. Numerous portraits, a list of original subscribers, brief excerpts from letters and other documents, and a full-name index augment this work.
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