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 | |1640| | |1640|
 | |1643 to 1647| | |1643 to 1647|
 +| |1650|
 |**Country**|Scotland| |**Country**|Scotland|
 |**Allegiance**|Covenanter| |**Allegiance**|Covenanter|
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 | |Second Bishops'​ War| | |Second Bishops'​ War|
 | |First Civil War| | |First Civil War|
 +| |Third Civil War|
 |**Type**|Foot|  |**Type**|Foot|
 |**Colonel**|Earl of Cassilis| |**Colonel**|Earl of Cassilis|
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 | |Baillie 1645| | |Baillie 1645|
 | |Middleton 1646| | |Middleton 1646|
 +| |Leslie 1650?|
 </​WRAP>​ </​WRAP>​
  
-//​Covenanter Regiment of Foot raised for the Bishops'​ Wars, raised anew for service in England, forming part of Leven’s army then returning to Scotland to oppose Montrose in 1645//+//​Covenanter Regiment of Foot raised for the Bishops'​ Wars, raised anew for service in England, forming part of Leven’s army then returning to Scotland to oppose Montrose in 1645, raised again in 1650//
   
 ===== Service History ===== ===== Service History =====
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 ====1647==== ====1647====
   *February: Disbanded, apart from 50 men sent to the [[covenanter:​foot-regiments:​general-of-artillery|The General of Artillery’s Regiment of Foot]] of the Scots New Model Army.    *February: Disbanded, apart from 50 men sent to the [[covenanter:​foot-regiments:​general-of-artillery|The General of Artillery’s Regiment of Foot]] of the Scots New Model Army. 
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 +====1650====
 +  *July: Cassillis commissioned colonel of a regiment to be raised in Ayr, Renfrew and Dumbarton
 +  *September: Battle of Dunbar??
  
 =====Notes==== =====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 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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 +Furgol hypothesises that the regiment was destroyed at Dunbar as there is no mention of it thereafter
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 =====Coats, Flags & Equipment===== =====Coats, Flags & Equipment=====
 The regiment was likely dressed in ubiquitous Scots hodden grey with blue bonnets. The regiment was likely dressed in ubiquitous Scots hodden grey with blue bonnets.
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   *March 1645: 800 men   *March 1645: 800 men
   *Only around 100 men survived Alford to fight at Kilsyth   *Only around 100 men survived Alford to fight at Kilsyth
 +  *July 1650: 870 men planned to be levied
 =====See Also======  =====See Also======
 ===== Links ===== ===== Links =====