Lt Col James Blair’s Regiment of Dragoons

Active 1645 to 1647
CountryScotland
AllegianceCovenanter
ConflictsFirst Civil War
TypeDragoons
Lt ColonelJames Blair
Area RaisedDumfriesshire
Coat Colour
Flag Colour
Flag Design
Field ArmiesMiddleton 1646

Also known as the Major General’s Dragoons

Covenanter dragoons serving in Scotland with Middleton in 1646

Service History

1645

  • Raised
  • December: Ordered to Dumbarton

1646

  • January to February: At Aberdeen
  • Serve under Middleton
  • March: Siege of Kincardine Castle?
  • June to September: At Aberdeen

1647

  • February: Likely disbanded

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

Sometimes known as the Major General’s dragoons, referring to Middleton.

Flags & Equipment

Notable Officers

Lt Col James Blair

Strength

  • January 1646: 200 men
  • Summer 1646: 198-256 men

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