Colonel Edmund Rua Butler’s Regiment of Foot

Active1646
CountryIreland
AllegianceConfederate
ConflictsIrish Confederate War
TypeFoot
ColonelEdmund Butler
Area Raised
Coat Colour
Flag Colour
Flag Design
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Irish Confederate foot commissioned in 1646

Service History

1646

  • March: Butler commissioned by the Council of Kilkenny to raise a regiment of foot
  • June: The Mayor of Limerick fined for not allowing Butler's regiment to march through the city on their way to Bunratty
  • June to July: Siege of Bunratty Castle?

Notes

Coats, Flags & Equipment

Notable Officers

Edmund Rua Butler

Officer List

  • Col. Edmund Rua Butler1).
  • Lt. Col. Roche
  • Maj. Keating
  • Capt. Bagnall
  • Capt. Blanchfield
  • Capt. Comerford
  • Capt. Forstall
  • Capt. Capt Dryling
  • Capt. Furlong
  • Capt. Grace

Strength

  • To be 1000 men
  • 10 companies

See Also

1) Confederate Catholics at War. Padraig Lenihan, Cork University Press, 2001. ISBN 1 85918 244 5. p 118