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Colonel William Menzies’ Regiment of Dragoons

Active1650 to 1651
CountryScotland
AllegianceCovenanter
ConflictsThird Civil War
TypeHorse
ColonelWilliam Menzies
Area Raised
Flag Colour
Flag Design
Field Armies

Covenanter dragoons serving on the Worcester campaign

Service History

1650

  • September: Fife to raise 350 men for Menzies’ Dragoons
  • December: Regiment being raised

1651

  • June: Ordered to move from Kilsyth and quarter at Airth, Baldernock, Killearn, Inchcailloan and Balfron
  • September: Battle of Worcester, Menzies killed

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

William Menzies

A younger son of the chief of Clan Menzies, he was accused by Sir James Douglas of Mouswall of failing to return a horse and equipment that Douglas had lent him to escape Dunbar. He was killed at the Battle of Worcester in 1651.

Strength

  • September 1650: 350 dragoons planned to be raised

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