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The General of Artillery’s Regiment of Foot

Active1647 to 1651
CountryScotland
AllegianceCovenanter
ConflictsSecond Civil War
Third Civil War
TypeFoot
ColonelAlexander Hamilton
David Wemyss
Area RaisedFife
Coat ColourGrey
Flag ColourBlue
Flag DesignWhite saltire
Field ArmiesMiddleton 1647
Leslie 1647
Hamilton 1648
Leslie 1650

Service History

1647

  • January: Raised as a regiment of the Scots 'New Model' army
  • February: Ordered to Dundee
  • March: At Aberdeen
  • April: Campaign as part of Middleton's force
  • July: Join Leslie in the Western Isles
  • September: Quartered at Douglasdale

1648

  • March to April: Quartered at Linlithgow
  • Garrison Glasgow
  • July: Preston campaign (det?)
  • August: Battle of Winwick Pass
  • August: Surrender to the New Model Army at Winwick and Warrington

1649

1650

  • July: Re-raised from detachments of all other regiments in the army
  • 3rd September: Battle of Dunbar
  • November: Quartered in Fife

1651

  • Quartered at Stirling
  • September: Battle of Worcester

Notes

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.1)

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

Sir Alexander Hamilton

Colonel in 1647-8, died in November 1649.

Lieutenant-Colonel David Wemyss

Killed at Dunbar

Strength

  • January 1647: Established at 6 companies of 133 men each
  • August 1648: 3 officers and 51 men captured at Warrington

See Also

1) Stuart Reid's Scots Armies of the 17th Century 2: Scots Colours Partizan Press 1988