The Native American at Culloden
Surely the strangest fact associated with the battle of Culloden, fought on April 16th 1746, was that there may well have been a Native American warrior present on the side of the British forces.
One of the British brigadiers present at Culloden was also the Governor of Georgia. In 1745 he was in England recruiting for his colonial Rangers. When the Jacobite rebellion broke out these troops were quickly added to the hastily assembled Government forces. With them was what the newspapers described as an “Indian King” - one of the Governor’s Creek allies who had seemingly traveled across the Atlantic to help with recruitment.