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Earl of Atholl’s Regiment of Foot

Active1648, 1651, 1653
CountryScotland
AllegianceCovenanter
ConflictsSecond Civil War
Third Civil War
Glencairn's Rising
TypeFoot
ColonelEarl of Atholl
Area RaisedPerthshire
Coat ColourGrey?
Flag ColourBlue
Flag DesignWhite saltire edged red
Field ArmiesHamilton 1648
Charles 1651

Covenanter regiment of foot serving on the Preston campaign in the Second Civil War, at Worcester in the Third and raised again during Glencairn's rising

Service History

1648

  • Raised in Perthshire
  • July: Preston campaign
  • August: Battle of Winwick Pass
  • August: Surrender to the New Model Army at Winwick and Warrington

1650

  • December: Ordered to be levied

1651

  • Re-raised in Perthshire
  • Based at Stirling
  • September: Battle of Worcester

1653

  • New regiment raised

Notes

Coats, Flags and Equipment

Identified as having blue flags at Preston with a red-edged saltire and an inscription in gold Couenant for Religion King and Kingdoms1). Atholl's regiment of 1653 also carried blue colours.

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

John Murray, Earl of Atholl

Strength

See Also

1) Stuart Reid's Scots Armies of the 17th Century 2: Scots Colours Partizan Press 1988 ISBN 094652550 1