MacDougall Highlanders

Active1645 to 1647
CountryScotland
AllegianceCovenanter
Royalist
ConflictsFirst Civil War
TypeHighlanders
ColonelAlexander MacDougall
Area RaisedLorne
Coat Colour
Flag Colour
Flag Design
Field ArmiesArgyll 1645

Highland clan fighting for the Covenanters at Inverlochy, then against the Campbells thereafter

Service History

1645

  • February: Battle of Inverlochy
  • Autumn: Join the Royalists under MacColla and Lamont in raiding Argyle

1646

  • Spring: Battle of Lagganmore

1647

  • May: Besieged by the Campbells at Dunaverty Castle, followed by massacre of 50 of the MacDougalls

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

Clan MacDougall

Flags and Equipment

Notable Officers

Alexander MacDougal

Strength

  • 1645: Reputed to be 500 men
  • 1647: 300 at Dunaverty

See Also