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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**|Middleton 1647| +|**Field Armies**|Leslie ​1650
-|Leslie ​1647+| |Charles 1651|
-| |Hamilton 1648| +
-| |Leslie 1650|+
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 ===== Service History ===== ===== 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==== ====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====
-The regiment were formed ​of 50 men from the [[covenanter:​foot-regiments:​earl-of-cassillis|Earl of Cassilis’ Regiment of Foot]], 53 from [[covenanter:​foot-regiments:​viscount-kenmure|Viscount Kenmure’s Regiment of Foot]], 80 from [[covenanter:​foot-regiments:​william-stewart|Colonel William Stewart’s Regiment of Foot]], 83 from [[covenanter:​foot-regiments:​lord-coupar|James Elphinstone,​ Lord Coupar’s Regiment of Foot]], 1 company from each of the [[covenanter:​foot-regiments:​earl-of-moray|Earl of Moray’s Highland Levies]][[covenanter:​foot-regiments:​viscount-dudhope|Baillie'​s Regiment of Foot]], [[covenanter:​foot-regiments:​sir-alexander-hamilton|Sir Alexander Hamilton’s,​ The General of Artillery’s Regiment of Foot]] and the [[covenanter:​foot-regiments:​earl-of-loudon|Earl of Loudon’s Regiment of Foot]]+A history ​of the unit is shown in Edward M. Furgol’s //A Regimental History ​of the Covenanting Armies 1639-1651// Edinburgh1990ISBN 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, died in November 1649.  +General of Artillery of the Scots army from 1649replacing Alexander Hamilton who died in that year.  
-====Lieutenant-Colonel ​David Wemyss====+====Lt Col David Wemyss====
 Killed at Dunbar Killed at Dunbar
 +
 =====Strength===== =====Strength=====
-  *January 1647Established at 6 companies of 133 men each +  *September 1650(After Dunbar) Permitted to levy 700 foot in Fife 
-  *August 16483 officers and 51 men captured at Warrington+  *June 1651: 296 common soldiers 
 +  *July 1651: 299 strong 
 +  *July 1651391 men
 =====See Also======  =====See Also======
 ===== Links ===== ===== Links =====