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 ======Lt General Owen Roe O’Neill’s Regiment of Foot ====== ======Lt General Owen Roe O’Neill’s Regiment of Foot ======
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 +**Later, Colonel Phelim mac Tuathail O'​Neill’s Regiment of Foot**
  
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-|**Active**|1642 to |+|**Active**|1642 to 1650|
 |**Country**|Ireland| |**Country**|Ireland|
 |**Allegiance**|Confederate| |**Allegiance**|Confederate|
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 |**Type**|Foot|  |**Type**|Foot|
 |**Colonel**|Owen Roe O’Neill|  |**Colonel**|Owen Roe O’Neill|
 +| |Phelim mac Tuathail O'​Neill|
 |**Area Raised**|Ulster|  |**Area Raised**|Ulster|
 |**Coat Colour**| |  |**Coat Colour**| |
 |**Flag Colour**||  |**Flag Colour**||
-|**Flag Design**| | +|**Flag Design**|Arms of Papacy?|
 |**Field Armies**|Owen Roe O’Neill 1643| |**Field Armies**|Owen Roe O’Neill 1643|
 | |Castlehaven 1644| | |Castlehaven 1644|
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 ===== Service History ===== ===== Service History =====
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 ====1642==== ====1642====
   *July: O'​Neill returns to Ireland from Dunkirk, landing at Castledoe, County Donegal   *July: O'​Neill returns to Ireland from Dunkirk, landing at Castledoe, County Donegal
-  *Raised ​in Ulster, ​likely ​including many Irish veterans returning from foreign service+  *Regiment raised ​in Ulster, including many Irish veterans ​of [[foreign:​foot-regiments:​col.-owen-roe-o-neill|Tercio Irlandes de O'​Neill]] ​returning from Flanders
   *August: O'​Neill takes command of the Ulster Army   *August: O'​Neill takes command of the Ulster Army
 ====1643==== ====1643====
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   *June: Battle of Benburb   *June: Battle of Benburb
   *June: Raid from Tanderagee into County Down   *June: Raid from Tanderagee into County Down
 +====1648====
 +  *Detachment sent to storm Nenagh
 +  *Detachment of 450 men sent to relieve Athy
 +====1649====
 +  *November: With the Death of Lt. Gen. Eoghain Ruadh on November 6th, Phelim mac Tuathail O'​Neill became colonel of Eoghain Ruadh O'​Neill'​s regiment
 +====1650====
 +  *June: Battle of Scarrifhollis (Phelim mac Tuathail O'​Neill executed)
 +
 =====Notes===== =====Notes=====
 +Phelim mac Tuathail O'​Neill kept a journal during the conflict, shown in [[https://​archive.org/​details/​contemporaryhis03gilb/​page/​196|Gilbert'​s 'A contemporary history of affairs in Ireland'​]].
 +
 The O'​Neill battlecry was //Lamh-derg aboo// meaning 'the Red hand to victory'​. ​ The O'​Neill battlecry was //Lamh-derg aboo// meaning 'the Red hand to victory'​. ​
 +
 =====Coats, Flags & Equipment===== =====Coats, Flags & Equipment=====
 The foot of O'​Neil'​s army in 1646 were equipped with one musket for every pike((The Battle of Benburb 1646. Clive Hollick, Mercier Press, 2011. ISBN 978 1 85635 670 1.)). The foot of O'​Neil'​s army in 1646 were equipped with one musket for every pike((The Battle of Benburb 1646. Clive Hollick, Mercier Press, 2011. ISBN 978 1 85635 670 1.)).
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 ====Owen Roe O’Neill==== ====Owen Roe O’Neill====
-[[http://​bcw-project.org/​biography/​owen-roe-oneill|Owen Roe O'​Neill]]+[[http://​bcw-project.org/​biography/​owen-roe-oneill|Owen Roe O'​Neill]], or Eoghain Ruadh O Neill 
 + 
 +==== Phelim mac Tuathail O'​Neill ==== 
 +(Sometimes shown as Phelim MacToole) Lieutenant Colonel to Eoghain Ruadh O Neil since 1645, he took over the regiment after Owen Roe's death in November 1649. He was taken prisoner at Scarriffhollis. After that engagement he was, according to his grandson, executed by being "​knocked on the head with tent poles"​. By order of Sir Charles Coote, the head of Colonel O'​Neill,​ together with that of Henry Roe O'​Neill,​ was impaled at Derry. 
 ====Officer List==== ====Officer List====
   *Col. Owen Roe O'​Neill   *Col. Owen Roe O'​Neill
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   *Said to have been 15 companies in 1646   *Said to have been 15 companies in 1646
 =====See Also====== =====See Also======
 +[[foreign:​foot-regiments:​col.-owen-roe-o-neill|Colonel Owen Roe O’ Neill’s Regiment of Foot]] in Flanders
 ===== Links ===== ===== Links =====