Colonel Hugh Frazer’s Regiment of Dragoons

Active1643 to 1648
CountryScotland
AllegianceCovenanter
ConflictsFirst Civil War
Second Civil War
TypeDragoons
Horse
ColonelHugh Frazer
Area Raised
Flag Colour
Flag Design
Field ArmiesLeven 1643-4
Leslie 1645
Hamilton 1648

Covenanter Regiment of Dragoons raised for service in England, forming part of Leven’s army, later converted into a regiment of horse

Service History

1643

  • Four companies raised

1644

  • February: Battle of Corbridge
  • February: Skirmish at Ovingham
  • March: Battle of Penshaw Hill
  • March: Battle of Hylton
  • April to July: Siege of York
  • May: Skirmish at Northallerton?
  • July: Battle of Marston Moor
  • July: Siege of York
  • October to July 1645: Siege of Carlisle

1645

  • August to September: Siege of Hereford
  • September: Battle of Philiphaugh
  • October: Permission granted to convert to a regiment of horse
  • November to May 1646: Siege of Newark (det)

1646

  • Quartered in Yorkshire
  • May: Surrender of Newark (det)

1647

  • February: Frazer's troop continues as part of the Scots New Model Army, the rest disband

1648

  • May: Frazer supports the Engagers and is allowed to raise a second troop from Inverness
  • August: Battle of Winwick Pass
  • September: Taking of Stirling?
  • September: Disbanded after the Treaty of Stirling

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 & Equipment

Notable Officers

A list of 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

Col Hugh Frazer

Strength

  • 1643: 4 companies
  • 1647: 1 troop of 80 horse, reduced to 75
  • 1648: 2 troops

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