Colonel James Bremner’s Regiment of Dragoons

Active1650 to 1651
CountryScotland
AllegianceCovenanter
ConflictsThird Civil War
TypeDragoons
ColonelJames Bremner
Area RaisedNorthern Scotland
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Obscure Covenanter dragoon regiment of the Third Civil War

Service History

1650

  • October: Lt Col Melville ordered to levy dragoons from Inverness, Ross, Cromarty, Sutherland and Caithness
  • December: Melville replaced by Colonel James Bremner
  • December: Bremner allocated Orkney men and Capt Wardlaw's dragoons from Moray and Nairn

1651

  • January: Causing disturbances in Ross

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

After the raising of the dragoons in winter 1650-1, their subsequent history is still obscure.

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Notable Officers

James Bremner

Otherwise Brebner or Brymer, probably previously commanded Colonel James Bremner’s Regiment of Foot until it was destroyed at Dunbar.

Strength

  • December 1650: Bremner to levy 272 dragoons

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