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-|**Active**|1647-8, ​1650|+|**Active**|1650 ​to 1651|
 |**Country**|Scotland| |**Country**|Scotland|
 |**Allegiance**|Covenanter| |**Allegiance**|Covenanter|
-|**Conflicts**|Second Civil War| +|**Conflicts**|Third Civil War|
-|Third Civil War|+
 |**Type**|Foot|  |**Type**|Foot|
-|**Colonel**|Alexander Hamilton|+|**Colonel**|James Wemyss|
 |**Area Raised**|Fife|  |**Area Raised**|Fife|
-|**Coat Colour**|Grey+|**Coat Colour**| | 
-|**Flag Colour**||  +|**Flag Colour**|Blue|  
-|**Flag Design**||  +|**Flag Design**|White saltire|  
-|**Field Armies**|Hamilton 1648+|**Field Armies**|Leslie 1650
-| |Leslie 1650|+| |Charles 1651|
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 ===== Service History ===== ===== Service History =====
- 
-====1647==== 
-  *January: Raised as a regiment of the Scots 'New Model' army 
-====1648==== 
-  *July: Preston campaign (det?) 
-  *August: Battle of Winwick Pass 
-  *August: Surrender to the New Model Army at Winwick and Warrington 
  
 ====1650==== ====1650====
-  *Re-raised ​in the summer months.+  *July: Raised from detachments of all other regiments ​in the army
   *3rd September: Battle of Dunbar   *3rd September: Battle of Dunbar
 +  *October: Quartered between Burntisland and Wemyss in Fife
 +  *November: Quartered in Fife
 +
 +====1651====
 +  *May: Quartered at Stirling
 +  *September: Battle of Worcester
  
 =====Notes==== =====Notes====
-To check appropriate to merge 1647 and 1650 units +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=====+ 
 + 
 +=====CoatsFlags & Equipment===== 
 +Flags identified as captured from the regiment at Dunbar are blue with white saltires. Lt Col Wemyss'​ colour has a central red lion, and inscription //COVENANT for Religion King and Kingdomes// other flags follow a similar pattern but have a plethora of devices.((Stuart Reid's //Scots Armies of the 17th Century 2: Scots Colours// Partizan Press 1988))  
 =====Notable Officers===== =====Notable Officers=====
 A list of the regiment'​s officers is shown in Stuart Reid's //Scots Armies of the 17th Century 2: Scots Colours// Partizan Press 1988 ISBN 094652550 1 A list of the regiment'​s officers is shown in Stuart Reid's //Scots Armies of the 17th Century 2: Scots Colours// Partizan Press 1988 ISBN 094652550 1
-====Sir Alexander Hamilton==== +====James Wemyss==== 
-Colonel ​in 1647-8 +General of Artillery of the Scots army from 1649, replacing Alexander Hamilton who died in that year.  
-===Lieutenant-Colonel ​David Wemys====+====Lt Col David Wemyss====
 Killed at Dunbar Killed at Dunbar
 +
 =====Strength===== =====Strength=====
 +  *September 1650: (After Dunbar) Permitted to levy 700 foot in Fife
 +  *June 1651: 296 common soldiers
 +  *July 1651: 299 strong
 +  *July 1651: 391 men
 =====See Also======  =====See Also======
 ===== Links ===== ===== Links =====