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 +======Earl of Seaforth’s Regiment of Dragoons======
 +
 +<WRAP right>
 +|**Active**|1648|
 +|**Country**|Scotland|
 +|**Allegiance**|Covenanter|
 +|**Conflicts**|Second Civil War|
 +|**Type**|Dragoons|
 +|**Colonel**|Earl of Seaforth|
 +|**Area Raised**||
 +|**Coat Colour**| |
 +|**Flag Colour**||
 +|**Flag Design**||
 +|**Field Armies**| |
 +</​WRAP>​
 +
 +//Unit of dragoons commissioned in 1648 that might not have actually materialised//​
 +
 +===== Service History =====
 +
 +====1648====
 +  *August: Seaforth commissioned to raise 300 dragoons to be sent to Perth in September
 +  *August: Allegedly Seaforth leads 4000 men towards Lanark but returns for the harvest (based on a single reference in a family history)
 +
 +=====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
 +
 +This unit, although commissioned,​ likely never existed, considering Seaforth'​s unreliability and the lack of references to it thereafter. ​
 +=====Flags and Equipment=====
 +
 +=====Notable Officers=====
 +====George Mackenzie, Second Earl of Seaforth===
 +[[http://​en.wikipedia.org/​wiki/​George_Mackenzie,​_2nd_Earl_of_Seaforth|Earl of Seaforth]], chief of [[https://​en.wikipedia.org/​wiki/​Clan_Mackenzie#​17th_century_and_Civil_War|Clan Mackenzie]] ​ was widely regarded as excessively duplicitous,​ making and breaking alliances with both Montrose and the Covenanters. ​
 +=====Strength=====
 +  *August 1648: 300 dragoons authorised
 +=====See Also======
 +===== Links =====