Lord Bargany’s Regiment of Foot

Flag Illustration1)
Active1648
CountryScotland
AllegianceCovenanter
ConflictsSecond Civil War
TypeFoot
ColonelLord Bargany
Area RaisedStirling
Linlithgow
Peebles
Coat ColourGrey?
Flag ColourBlue
Flag DesignWhite Saltire
Field ArmiesHamilton 1648

Covenanter regiment of foot serving on the Preston campaign in the Second Civil War

Service History

1648

  • May: Raised in Stirling area, Linlithgow and Peebles
  • July: Preston campaign
  • July: Skirmish at Penrith?
  • July: Skirmish at Appleby?
  • July: Skirmish at Stainmore?
  • August: Battle of Winwick Pass
  • August: Surrender to the New Model Army at Warrington
  • August: Bargany captured at Uttoxeter

Notes

Coats, Flags and Equipment

Flags identified as blue with white saltire and central wreath around red stars, examples were captured with two and four stars. The inscription was Couanant for Religion Crounes and Kingdomes2)

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 John Hamilton, Lord Bargany

A cousin of the Duke of Hamilton, he was captured after Preston in 1648.

Strength

  • May 1648: Authorised to raise 900 men

See Also

1) Flag image by kind permission of Wargames Designs
2) Stuart Reid's Scots Armies of the 17th Century 2: Scots Colours Partizan Press 1988 ISBN 094652550 1