Battle of the River Dee
|Battle of the River Dee|
|Part of First War of Scottish Independence|
|Kingdom of Scotland||Kingdom of England|
|Commanders and leaders|
|Edward de Brus||Dungal MacDouall|
|Casualties and losses|
Sir Edward de Brus having been left in command in Galloway, Edward led a campaign in Galloway and Douglasdale. Edward had defeated John St John during the Battle of Kirroughtree. He then turned his attention to the stronghold of Buittle Castle and the Balliol lands.
On 29 June 1308, the forces of Edward met a force commanded by Dungal MacDouall of Galloway and Sir Ingram de Umfraville and Sir Aymer de St John, on the banks of the River Dee at a ford on the River. The forces of MacDouall were routed with heavy losses. A Galwegian leader Roland died during the battle.
- Barbour, John, The Bruce, trans. A. A. H. Douglas, 1964.
- Sir Herbert Maxwell, The Chronicle of Lanercost, 1272-1346: translated with notes (1913).
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