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Duncan Campbell

Duncan Campbell was an Scots nobleman who died on July 18, 1758, as a result of wounds received in a frontal attack against French forces at Fort Carillon (Fort Ticonderoga). The legend associated with Campbell is that three years previously, Campbell gave shelter to a stranger who turned out to have killed Duncan's brother. Faced with the conflict between betraying a guest or taking vengeance for the death of his brother, Campbell compromised by allowing the killer to hide out in a cave. The ghost of Campell's brother is claimed to have appeared to Campbell in a dream and promised to meet him again at "Ticonderoga" a place that he surely had never heard of.

Campbell's regiment of Highlanders took many casualties in the ill-fated attack on Fort Carillon. Legend has it that the battle was replicated in the clouds over Inverawe[?] in Scotland on the afternoon of the attack. The story of the ghostly prediction and the apparition in the clouds over Inverawe has been repeated a number of times in magazines, song, and used several times in television scripts.



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