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 +======Lt Col James Blair’s Regiment of Dragoons======
 +
 +<WRAP right>
 +
 +|**Active**| 1645 to 1647|
 +|**Country**|Scotland|
 +|**Allegiance**|Covenanter|
 +|**Conflicts**|First Civil War|
 +|**Type**|Dragoons|
 +|**Lt Colonel**|James Blair|
 +|**Area Raised**|Dumfriesshire|
 +|**Coat Colour**| |
 +|**Flag Colour**| |
 +|**Flag Design**| |
 +|**Field Armies**|Middleton 1646|
 +</​WRAP>​
 +
 +**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
 +=====See Also======
 +===== Links =====
 +