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-|**Active**|1647 to 1651|+|**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|
-| |David ​Wemyss|+
 |**Area Raised**|Fife|  |**Area Raised**|Fife|
-|**Coat Colour**|Grey|+|**Coat Colour**| |
 |**Flag Colour**|Blue|  |**Flag Colour**|Blue|
 |**Flag Design**|White saltire|  |**Flag Design**|White saltire|
-|**Field Armies**|Hamilton 1648+|**Field Armies**|Leslie 1650
-| |Leslie 1650|+| |Charles 1651|
 </​WRAP>​ </​WRAP>​
   
 ===== 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 
- 
-====1649==== 
  
 ====1650==== ====1650====
-  *July: ​Re-raised ​from detachments of all other regiments in the army+  *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   *November: Quartered in Fife
  
 ====1651==== ====1651====
-  *Quartered at Stirling+  *May: Quartered at Stirling
   *September: Battle of Worcester   *September: Battle of Worcester
  
 =====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
 +
  
 =====Coats, Flags & Equipment===== =====Coats, Flags & 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)) ​ 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 Wemyss====+====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 =====