Colonel John Gordon of Rothiemay’s Regiment of Foot

Active1651
CountryScotland
AllegianceCovenanter
ConflictsThird Civil War
TypeFoot
ColonelJohn Gordon
Area RaisedAberdeenshire
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Flag Colour
Flag Design
Field ArmiesCharles 1651

Covenanter regiment of foot raised in 1651 and fighting at the Battle of Worcester

Service History

1650

  • December: Gordon commissioned colonel to raise a regiment on Aberdeenshire

1651

  • March: Gordon convicted of two accidental slaughters and does penance
  • June: At Stirling
  • September: Battle of Worcester

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 and Flags

Notable Officers

John Gordon of Rothiemay

Strength

  • July 1651: 423 men

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