Macneil Highlanders

Active1651
CountryScotland
AllegianceCovenanter
ConflictsThird Civil War
TypeFoot
ColonelNeil Macneil
Area RaisedOuter Hebrides
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Field ArmiesCharles 1651

Highlanders raised in 1651 and fighting at the Battle of Worcester

Service History

1650

  • December: Macneil commissioned colonel to raise his clan

1651

  • September: Battle of Worcester

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 Macneil were largely Catholic, unique for a nominally Covenanter unit.

Coats and Flags

Notable Officers

Neil Og Macneil of Barra

Clan chief

Strength

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