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-|**Active**|1642 to 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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   *June: Join Monro for his Leinster campaign   *June: Join Monro for his Leinster campaign
 ====1645==== ====1645====
-  *Serving ​in Ulster+  *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====
 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
 =====Coats, Flags & Equipment===== =====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 ​ 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 men and officers+  *May to June 1642: 1018 (909 men and 109 officers) in 10 companies
   *September 1642: 988 men and officers, 75 sick   *September 1642: 988 men and officers, 75 sick
 =====See Also======  =====See Also======