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 +======Colonel Daniel Axtell’s Regiment of Foot======
  
 +<WRAP right>
 +|**Active**|1650 to 1655|
 +|**Country**|England|
 +|**Allegiance**|Parliamentarian|
 +|**Conflicts**|Irish Confederate War|
 +|**Type**|Foot|
 +|**Colonel**|Daniel Axtell|
 +|**Area Raised**|Ireland|
 +|**Coat Colour**|Red|
 +|**Flag Colour**||
 +|**Flag Design**| |
 +|**Field Armies**| |
 +</​WRAP>​
 +
 +//Regiment of Foot serving in Ireland under the notorious Daniel Axtell//
 +
 +===== Service History =====
 +
 +====1650====
 +  *Axtell appointed Colonel
 +  *Axtell appointed Governor of Kilkenny
 +  *October: Battle of Meelick Island
 +====1651====
 +  *March: Axtell captured by privateers and imprisoned in the Scilly Isles
 +  *April: Axtell freed when Blake captures the Scilly Isles
 +====1652====
 +====1653====
 +====1654====
 +====1655====
 +  *Disbanded
 +
 +=====Notes=====
 +A history of the regiment is given in //The Regimental History of Cromwell'​s Army// by Sir Charles Firth and Godfrey Davies, Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1940
 +
 +Axtell’s regiment were formed during 1650 and likely garrisoned Kilkenny, where Axtell was governor. In the October they won the Battle of Meelick Island, which was followed by a notorious massacre. In 1655 the regiment were disbanded. ​
 +
 +=====Coats, Flags and Equipment=====
 +Presumably red coats. ​
 +=====Notable Officers=====
 +====Daniel Axtell====
 +[[http://​www.british-civil-wars.co.uk/​biog/​axtell.htm|Daniel Axtell]] had previously served as Lieutenant Colonel of [[new-model-army:​foot-regiments:​john-pickering|Hewson'​s Regiment of Foot]] ​ during Cromwell’s Irish campaign. He had a grim reputation for atrocities in Ireland, being accused by some of initiating the massacre at Drogheda, and was suspended from command by Ireton for killing prisoners who had surrendered on promise of quarter at Meelick Island. ​
 +=====Strength=====
 +=====See Also======
 +===== Links =====