Colonel Colin Campbell’s Regiment of Dragoons

Active1650 to 1651
CountryScotland
AllegianceCovenanter
ConflictsThird Civil War
TypeDragoons
ColonelColin Campbell
Area RaisedPerthshire
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Field Armies

Covenanter dragoons of the Third Civil War

Service History

1650

  • September: Campbell commissioned colonel of a regiment of dragoons to be raised in Perthshire
  • December: Perthshire promises 100 armed dragoons rather than the 200 horses agreed earlier

1651

  • February to April: Quartered at Dumbarton
  • April: Ordered to help in grain collection
  • April: 80 men detached to Little Cumbrae island to reinforce Viscount Montgomery
  • May to June: Quartered in Paisley and Clackmannanshire

Notes

A history of the unit is shown in Edward M. Furgol’s A Regimental History of the Covenanting Armies 1639-1651 Edinburgh, 1990. ISBN 0 85976 194 0

Furgol suggests that the unit might have fought on the Worcester campaign.

Coats and Flags

Notable Officers

Colin Campbell

Strength

  • 1650: 200 dragoons to be raised, later reduced to 100?

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