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s behind our first line, running always as fast as we could to overtake them, and near enough never to lose sight of them.
Not a bayonet was wet, nor is it in one battle out of a hundred.
Artillerymen and dragoons fled at the approach of the Highlanders, who threw away their guns — those who had guns — and with terrific screams rushed on with the claymore.
All remedies, says Rolt, a royalist, in every shape, were exerted by General Cope and his brother officers, among whom was the Earl of Loudon, (afterward commander-in-chief in this country,) to regulate the disorder, but in vain.
Neither the example nor the entreaty of the officers could animate the dastardly dragoons to the charge; the other body of dragoons joined in the flight; they opprobriously fled without wielding their swords, through the town of Preston.
A portion of the infantry made a momentary resistance under the brave Colonel Gardiner, who, after the flight of the dragoons, dismounted and placed himself at the head