Duke of Hamilton’s Regiment of Foot

Active1648
CountryScotland
AllegianceCovenanter
ConflictsSecond Civil War
TypeFoot
ColonelDuke of Hamilton
Area RaisedLanarkshire
Coat ColourGrey?
Flag ColourBlack
Flag DesignWhite saltire
Field ArmiesHamilton 1648

Covenanter regiment of foot serving on the Preston campaign in the Second Civil War

Service History

1648

  • May: Hamilton commissioned colonel of foot to be raised in Lanarkshire
  • July: Rendezvous at Annan Moor
  • July: Preston campaign
  • July: Skirmish at Penrith
  • July: Skirmish at Appleby
  • July: Skirmish at Stainmore
  • August: Battle of Winwick Pass
  • August: Surrender to the New Model Army at Winwick and Warrington

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 and Equipment

As was common for Scots foot regiments, the Colonel's company carried a white flag while other companies carried coloured flags. The white flag was unusual, having just an ermine field. Flags of the other companies were black with a white saltire. The inscription was for Couanant Religion King and Kingdomes1)

Notable Officers

A list of the regiment's officers is shown in Stuart Reid's Scots Armies of the 17th Century 2: Scots Colours Partizan Press 1988 ISBN 094652550 1

James Hamilton, 1st Duke of Hamilton

Strength

  • May 1648: 1500 men authorised
  • August 1648: 397 officers and men surrender at Warrington

See Also

1) Stuart Reid's Scots Armies of the 17th Century 2: Scots Colours Partizan Press 1988