Colonel Colin Campbell’s Highlanders

Active1639
CountryScotland
AllegianceCovenanter
ConflictsFirst Bishops’ War
TypeFoot
ColonelColin Campbell
Area RaisedIslay
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Field Armies

Covenanter Highlanders raiding Colonsay during the First Bishops’ War

Service History

1639

  • June: Based in Islay
  • June: Raid Colonsay
  • June: Colin Campbell captured by Richard Owen, Captain of one of Wentworth’s ships
  • August: Campbell released

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

Campbell Highlanders.

Coats, Flags & Equipment

Notable Officers

Colin Campbell, Tutor of Calder and Laird of Ardersier

Strength

  • June 1639: Approximately 700 foot

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