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Earl of Dalhousie’s Regiment of Horse

Active1639
CountryScotland
AllegianceCovenanter
ConflictsFirst Bishops’ War
TypeHorse
ColonelEarl of Dalhousie
Area RaisedMidlothian
Flag Colour
Flag Design
Field ArmiesLeslie 1639

Covenanter horse from Midlothian, part of Leslie’s army during the First Bishops’ War

Service History

1639

  • March: Raised in Midlothian
  • March: Depart Edinburgh for the Border
  • Join Leslie’s army at Dun’s Law
  • June: Standoff at Dun’s Law
  • June: Disbanded following the Treaty of Birks

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

Flags & Equipment

Notable Officers

Earl of Dalhousie

William, 1st Earl of Dalhousie

Strength

  • March 1639: 600 troopers

See Also