Lord Drummond’s Regiment of Foot

Active1639
1640 to 1641
CountryScotland
AllegianceCovenanter
ConflictsFirst Bishops’ War
Second Bishops' War
TypeFoot
Colonel Lord Drummond
Area RaisedPerthshire
Coat Colour
Flag Colour
Flag Design
Field ArmiesMontrose 1639
Leslie 1640-41

Covenanters serving with Montrose at Aberdeen in the First Bishops’ War and with Leslie in the Second

Service History

1639

  • Raised in Perthshire
  • May: Occupy Aberdeen
  • June: Battle of Megray Hill?
  • June: Skirmish at Brig o’ Dee?
  • June: Occupy Aberdeen?
  • June: Disbanded after the Treaty of Birks

1640

  • Raised in Perthshire
  • Join Leslie’s army at Duns
  • August to August 1641: Occupy Newcastle

1641

  • August: Return to Scotland and disbanded after the Treaty of London

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, Flags & Equipment

Notable Officers

Lord Drummond

James Drummond, Lord Drummond, later Third Earl of Perth

Strength

  • August 1640: 700 men

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