Archibald Mor MacDonald of Sanda’s Highlanders

Active 1645 to 1647
CountryScotland
AllegianceCovenanter
Royalist
ConflictsFirst Civil War
TypeHighlanders
ColonelArchibald MacDonald
Area RaisedKintyre
Coat Colour
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Flag Design
Field ArmiesArgyll 1645

Highland clan fighting for the Covenanters at Inverlochy then joining MacColla

Service History

1645

  • February: Battle of Inverlochy, MacDonald of Sanda captured and joins the Royalists

1646

  • Garrison of Dunaverty?

1647

  • May: Besieged at Dunaverty
  • May: Massacred at Dunaverty

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

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Notable Officers

Archibald Mor MacDonald of Sanda

Clan chief of the MacDonalds of Sanda. Captured at Inverlochy, he changed sides and was made governor of Dunaverty Caste where he was captured in 1647 and executed thereafter.

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