Lord Coupar’s Dragoons

Active1645
CountryScotland
AllegianceCovenanter
ConflictsFirst Civil War
TypeFoot
ColonelLord Coupar
Area Raised
Coat Colour
Flag Colour
Flag Design
Field ArmiesLeslie 1645

Covenanter dragoons fighting at Philiphaugh

Service History

1645

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

Perhaps a detachment of James Elphinstone, Lord Coupar’s Regiment of Foot mounted as dragoons, as there is no mention of the raising of this unit as a dragoon regiment. They are mentioned as returning 70 broken muskets on return from England, then served at Philiphaugh. In December 1645 the unit was reduced from seven companies to six, then two companies were added to each of Colonel Harie Barclay’s Regiment of Horse, The Earl of Eglinton’s Regiment of Horse and Lord Montgomerie’s Regiment of Horse.

Coats, Flags & Equipment

Armed with muskets.

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

Lord Coupar

Strength

  • October 1645: 480 officers & dragoons in 7 companies

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