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 <WRAP right> <WRAP right>
-|**Active**|1643 to 1646|+|**Active**|1643 to 1647|
 |**Country**|Scotland| |**Country**|Scotland|
 |**Allegiance**|Covenanter| |**Allegiance**|Covenanter|
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 |**Flag Design**||  |**Flag Design**||
 |**Field Armies**|Leven 1643-4| |**Field Armies**|Leven 1643-4|
 +| |Garrison|
 </​WRAP>​ </​WRAP>​
  
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 ====1644==== ====1644====
   *January: Skirmish at Shieldfield Fort   *January: Skirmish at Shieldfield Fort
 +  *February: Blockade Newcastle
 +  *March to April: Lt Col Lumsden quartered in county Durham with 302 men
 +  *April: Escort ammunition to York
   *April to July: Siege of York   *April to July: Siege of York
   *July: Battle of Marston Moor   *July: Battle of Marston Moor
   *July: Siege of York   *July: Siege of York
   *July to October: Siege of Newcastle   *July to October: Siege of Newcastle
 +  *November to December: Quartered in county Durham
   *Garrison of Newcastle   *Garrison of Newcastle
  
 ====1645==== ====1645====
 +  *Garrison of Newcastle
   *February: Lord Gordon defects to the Royalists   *February: Lord Gordon defects to the Royalists
   *February: Sir James Lumsden promoted to Colonel   *February: Sir James Lumsden promoted to Colonel
 +  *August: Captain Forbes detachment of 58 march out of Carlisle
 ====1646==== ====1646====
 +  *Garrison of Newcastle 
 +====1647==== 
 +  *January: March out of Newcastle 
 +  *February: Disbanded
 =====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 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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 Originally Lieutenant Colonel of the regiment, he was appointed Governor of Newcastle after its capture in October 1644 and replaced Lord Gordon as Colonel on Gordon’s defection to Montrose. Originally Lieutenant Colonel of the regiment, he was appointed Governor of Newcastle after its capture in October 1644 and replaced Lord Gordon as Colonel on Gordon’s defection to Montrose.
 =====Strength===== =====Strength=====
 +  *April 1644: 302 men with Lumsden
 +  *September 1644: ~800-1100 men, after recruits arrive from Scotland
 +  *March 1645: 321 of all ranks
 +  *May 1645: 448 officers & men
 +  *June 1645: 546 foot
 +  *August 1645: 627 officers & men
 +  *December 1645: 588 officer & men
 +  *March 1646: 614 officers & men
 +  *May 1646: 647 all ranks
 =====See Also======  =====See Also======
 ===== Links =====  ===== Links =====