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-|**Active**|1646|+|**Active**|1642 to 1649|
 |**Country**|Scotland| |**Country**|Scotland|
 |**Allegiance**|Covenanter| |**Allegiance**|Covenanter|
 +| |Parliamentarian|
 |**Conflicts**|Irish Confederate War| |**Conflicts**|Irish Confederate War|
 |**Type**|Foot|  |**Type**|Foot|
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 ===== Service History ===== ===== Service History =====
- +====1642==== 
 +  ​*March:​ Glencairn commissioned to raise the regiment for service in Ulster 
 +  *May: Reach Ulster 
 +  *May: 2 companies serve on Monro'​s River Bann campaign 
 +  *Garrison of Carrickfergus 
 +====1643==== 
 +  *August to September: Siege of Charlemont 
 +  *September: Return to Carrickfergus 
 +====1644==== 
 +  *June: Join Monro for his Leinster campaign 
 +====1645==== 
 +  *200 men detached to [[covenanter:​foot-regiments:​sir-john-cochrane-of-that-ilk|Home of Heugh'​s Regiment]] for service in Scotland
 ====1646==== ====1646====
 +  *June: Skirmish at Ballaghkillgevill ​
   *June: Battle of Benburb   *June: Battle of Benburb
 +====1647====
 +====1648====
 +  *Despite Glencairn'​s enthusiasm, the regiment refuses to detach men to aid the Engagers in England
 +  *September: Admit Monck'​s forces to Carrickfergus
 +====1649====
 +  *Remnants persist as Parliamentarian garrison of Carrickfergus under Cochrane
 +  *July: Besieged at Carrickfergus by the Royalists
 +  *August: Regiment likely finally disbanded, Cochrane returns to Scotland
 =====Notes==== =====Notes====
-=====Coats, Flags and Equipment=====+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===== 
 +Home's composite battalion of detachments wore red coats, suggesting that the Covenanters in Ulster may have been generally red-coated by 1645. 
 =====Notable Officers===== =====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 Glencairn==== ====Earl of Glencairn====
 +[[http://​en.wikipedia.org/​wiki/​William_Cunningham,​_9th_Earl_of_Glencairn|William Cunningham, 9th Earl of Glencairn]] was by sympathy a Royalist, leading a Royalist Highland insurrection in 1653, Glencairn'​s Rising. He spent little time with the regiment, remaining in Scotland. ​
 +====William Cunningham====
 +Lieutenant Colonel, leading the regiment in Ulster.
 =====Strength===== =====Strength=====
 +  *May to June 1642: 1018 (909 men and 109 officers) in 10 companies
 +  *September 1642: 988 men and officers, 75 sick
 =====See Also======  =====See Also======
 ===== Links ===== ===== Links =====