Earl of Galloway’s Regiment of Foot

Active1651
CountryScotland
AllegianceCovenanter
ConflictsThird Civil War
TypeFoot
ColonelEarl of Galloway
Area RaisedWigtownshire
Kirkcudbright
Coat Colour
Flag Colour
Flag Design
Field ArmiesCharles 1651

Regiment of Covenanter foot remaining in Scotland in 1651

Service History

1651

  • June: Galloway commissioned colonel of foot for Wigtown and Kirkcudbright
  • August: Committing enormities at Stranraer
  • Remain in Scotland

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 and Flags and Equipment

Planned to be armed with pike and musket.

Notable Officers

Earl of Galloway

James Stewart, 2nd Earl of Galloway

Strength

  • June 1651: 600 men to be levied; 240 musketeers and 360 pikemen

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