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covenanter:foot-regiments:alexander-leslie-s-lifeguard-of-foot [20/06/2014 18:12]
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 |**Area Raised**|Edinburgh|  |**Area Raised**|Edinburgh|
 |**Coat Colour**| | |**Coat Colour**| |
-|**Flag Colour**| ​ |  +|**Flag Colour**| |  
-|**Flag Design**| ​ | +|**Flag Design**|See below|
 |**Field Armies**|Leslie 1639| |**Field Armies**|Leslie 1639|
 | |Leslie 1640| | |Leslie 1640|
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   *March: Raised by the College of Justice in Edinburgh   *March: Raised by the College of Justice in Edinburgh
   *May: Accompany Leslie to Aberdeen?   *May: Accompany Leslie to Aberdeen?
 +  *June: Holding of Kelso?
   *June: Standoff at Duns Law   *June: Standoff at Duns Law
   *June: Disbanded following the Treaty of Birks   *June: Disbanded following the Treaty of Birks
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 =====Coats, Flags & Equipment===== =====Coats, Flags & Equipment=====
 Armed with 270 muskets and 160 pikes in 1639. Armed with 270 muskets and 160 pikes in 1639.
 +An English cavalryman, John Aston, described Leslie'​s ensign at Duns Law in 1639, this probably represents the Colonel'​s colour of the regiment, which usually had a white field((//​Six North Country Diaries// by John Crawford Hodgson. The Publications of the Surtees Society Vol. CXVII, Durham, 1910. available online via [[https://​archive.org/​details/​sixnorthcountryd00hodgrich|Archive.org]])). Other companies of the regiment likely carried the white saltire on blue with the motto //Covenant for Religion, Crowne and Country//: ​
 +"The Generall Lessley'​s ensigne had for his device a bible, crossed through with two scepters, and a crowne set upon it, with this word, //Tuemur legibus et armis jure divino et civili//"​. ​
 +Aston also described the arms of the Scots foot in general: ​
 +"for of their 12,000 souldiours theire was not one that had any defensive armes, not soe much as a head peice, and as for their offensive weapons, their musquetts were many of them burding peeces, and their pykes but halfe ones, and very many young boyes amongst
 +them to mannage them." and "the generall caused every musquetier, instead of a rest, to carry a short staffe shod with iron at both ends to stick sloaping into the ground for pallisadoes against our horse"​.
 =====Notable Officers===== =====Notable Officers=====