Donald Cameron, XV Captain and Chief of Clan
led the men of Clan Cameron onto the field in support of Mary Queen of Scots
against her first cousin, George, the 4th Earl of Huntly at the Battle of
Corrichie (Corrichy), which was fought in the autumn of 1562. Corrichie, a
long flat hill from fifteen to eighteen miles west of Aberdeen, was where
Huntly's forces met the Queen's. The Earl's army, which had diminished in
size, due to many factors, was easily defeated. Huntly was found dead on
the field, reportedly smothered in his armor.
As a result of Donald's loyalty to the Royal cause in this victory, the Cameron lands which had been forfeited with those of Huntly (who was Donald's superior) were restored.