Macnab Highlanders

Active1651
1653
CountryScotland
AllegianceCovenanter
Royalist
ConflictsThird Civil War
Glencain’s Rising?
TypeFoot
ColonelIan Macnab
Area RaisedKintail
Coat Colour
Flag Colour
Flag Design
Field ArmiesCharles 1651

Highlanders raised in 1651 and fighting at the Battle of Worcester

Service History

1651

  • The Macnabs muster 300 men
  • September: Battle of Worcester

1653

  • Ian Macnab killed in a skirmish by the English in Perthshire

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

Clan Macnab

Coats and Flags

Notable Officers

Ian ‘Smooth John’ Macnab of Macnab

Clan chief, he was said to have been killed at Worcester but in fact was killed in a skirmish in 1653

Strength

  • 1651: 300 men

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