Colonel George Milne’s Regiment of Dragoons

Active1645 to 1648
CountryScotland
AllegianceCovenanter
ConflictsFirst Civil War
Second Civil War
TypeDragoons
ColonelGeorge Milne
Patrick Blair
Area Raised
Coat Colour
Flag Colour
Flag Design
Field ArmiesGarrison

Covenanter dragoons serving in Scottish garrisons during the First Civil War

Service History

1645

  • August: Raised by now
  • September: Battle of Philiphaugh?
  • November: Sent to garrison Dundee, Milne appointed governor
  • November: Detachment of 100 men sent to guard the Scots Parliament at St Andrews

1646

  • Garrison of Glasgow
  • June: Garrison of Aberdeen

1647

  • February: Regiment forms two independent companies of the Scots New Model Army under Blair and Sharp
  • Autumn: Blair's company quartered at Dundee

1648

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

Coats, Flags and Equipment

Notable Officers

A list of the regiment's officers is shown in Stuart Reid's Scots Armies of the 17th Century 1. The Army of the Covenant 1639-1651 Partizan Press 1998 ISBN 094652550

George Milne

Patrick Blair

Lt Col under Milne, promoted to Colonel in 1647

William Sharp

Major

Strength

  • February 1647: 2 companies of 100 dragoons each
  • February 1647: Reduced to 2 companies of 70 each

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