Colonel Garret Wall’s Regiment of Foot

Active1642? To 1649
CountryIreland
AllegianceConfederate
Royalist
ConflictsIrish Confederate War
TypeFoot
ColonelGarret Wall
Area RaisedLeinster?
Coat Colour
Flag Colour
Flag Design
Field ArmiesOrmonde 1649

Irish Royalist foot ending up massacred at Drogheda

Service History

1642

1643

1644

1645

1646

1647

1648

1649

  • August: Battle of Rathmines (in reserve)
  • September: Besieged at Drogheda
  • September: Massacred at Drogheda

Notes

The regiment was said to have been raised for the Confederates at the beginning of the war in Ireland. They fought in Ormonde's Royalist army at Rathmines, though they were in reserve and not heavily engaged. Subsequently they were sent to garrison Drogheda and were massacred there after Cromwell's storm of the city.

Coats, Flags & Equipment

Notable Officers

Garret Wall

Of Coolnamuck, County Waterford. He had served in France.

Strength

  • August 1649: 495 men in all; Colonel, Major, 7 Capt, 12 Lt, 12 Ens, 21 Sgt, 36 Corp, 7 drums, 391 private soldiers, 2 chaplains, chirurgion & mate, quartermaster, carriage master, marshall1)

See Also

1) Gilbert. A Contemporary History of Affairs in Ireland. Vol 2 p498