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-|**Active**|1650|+|**Active**|1639| 
 +|1650|
 |**Country**|Scotland| |**Country**|Scotland|
 |**Allegiance**|Covenanter| |**Allegiance**|Covenanter|
-|**Conflicts**|Second ​Civil War|+|**Conflicts**|First Bishops'​ War| 
 +| |Third ​Civil War|
 |**Type**|Foot|  |**Type**|Foot|
 |**Colonel**|John Forbes| |**Colonel**|John Forbes|
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 |**Flag Colour**|Green| |**Flag Colour**|Green|
 |**Flag Design**|Yellow saltire|  |**Flag Design**|Yellow saltire|
-|**Field Armies**|Leslie 1650|+|**Field Armies**|Montrose 1639| 
 +|Leslie 1650|
 </​WRAP>​ </​WRAP>​
  
-//​Covenanter regiment of foot serving in the Third Civil War//+//​Covenanter regiment of foot serving in the First Bishops'​ and Third Civil Wars//
   
 ===== Service History ===== ===== Service History =====
 +
 +====1639====
 +  *May: Occupation of Aberdeen
  
 ====1650==== ====1650====
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 =====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
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 +Perhaps not properly regimented in 1639, Furgol labels them a ‘retinue’. ​
  
 =====Coats, Flags and Equipment===== =====Coats, Flags and Equipment=====
-What appears to be the Colonel’s flag is white with a silver bear and the motto //GRACE ME GVID// as well as the usual Covenant related inscription in black, much damaged. Other flags are green with a yellow saltire and some have distinctions;​ cherubims, tree and table; a stag’s head; a cost of arms. Various versions of the Covenant inscriptions are carried, potentially dating back to the various Forbeses’ regiments of the First Civil War.(( Stuart Reid's //Scots Armies of the 17th Century 2: Scots Colours// Partizan Press 1988)) ​+What appears to be the Colonel’s flag, captured at Dunbar, ​is white with a silver bear and the motto //GRACE ME GVID// as well as the usual Covenant related inscription in black, much damaged. Other flags are green with a yellow saltire and some have distinctions;​ cherubims, tree and table; a stag’s head; a cost of arms. Various versions of the Covenant inscriptions are carried, potentially dating back to the various Forbeses’ regiments of the First Civil War.(( Stuart Reid's //Scots Armies of the 17th Century 2: Scots Colours// Partizan Press 1988)) ​
  
 =====Notable Officers===== =====Notable Officers=====