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Earl of Buccleugh’s Regiment of Foot

Active1643 to 1645
CountryScotland
AllegianceCovenanter
ConflictsFirst Civil War
Second Civil War
TypeFoot
ColonelEarl of Buccleugh
Walter Scott
William Baillie
Area RaisedTweeddale
Coat ColourGrey
Flag Colour
Flag Design
Field ArmiesLeven 1643-5

Later Colonel Walter Scott’s, then Colonel William Baillie’s Regiment of Foot

Covenanter Regiment of Foot raised for service in England, forming part of Leven’s army

Service History

1643

  • Raised

1644

  • April to July: Siege of York
  • 2nd July: Battle of Marston Moor
  • July: Siege of York
  • July to October: Siege of Newcastle

1645

  • July to September: Siege of Hereford

Notes

Coats, Flags & Equipment

The regiment was likely dressed in ubiquitous Scots hodden grey with blue bonnets.

Notable Officers

A list of the regiment's officers is shown in Stuart Reid's Scots Armies of the 17th Century 1. The Army of the Covenant 1639-1651 Partizan Press 1998 ISBN 094652550

Earl of Buccleugh

Col Walter Scott

Took over the regiment in 1645

Col William Baillie

Strength

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