Earl of Dalhousie’s Regiment of Foot

Active1640 to 1641
CountryScotland
AllegianceCovenanter
ConflictsSecond Bishops’ War
TypeFoot
ColonelEarl of Dalhousie
Area RaisedLothian
Coat Colour
Flag Colour
Flag Design
Field ArmiesLeslie 1640-41

Covenanter foot from Lothian, part of Leslie’s army during the Second Bishops’ War

Service History

1640

  • Raised in Lothian
  • Join Leslie’s army at Duns
  • August: Battle of Newburn Ford
  • August to August 1641: Occupy Newcastle

1641

  • August: Return to Scotland and disbanded after the Treaty of London

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 & Equipment

Notable Officers

Earl of Dalhousie

William, 1st Earl of Dalhousie

Strength

  • 1640: 800 men, according to an English source

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