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Earl of Roxburgh’s Regiment of Foot

Active1648
CountryScotland
AllegianceCovenanter
ConflictsSecond Civil War
TypeFoot
ColonelEarl of Roxburgh
Area RaisedBorders
Coat ColourGrey?
Flag ColourRed
Flag DesignYellow saltire
Field ArmiesHamilton 1648

Covenanter regiment of foot serving on the Preston campaign in the Second Civil War

Service History

1648

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

Notes

Coats, Flags and Equipment

The regiment’s flags are thought to have been red with a yellow saltire and the inscription for Couenant Religion King and Kingdoms.1)

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

Robert Ker, 1st Earl of Roxburgh

Roxburgh was aged 79 in 1648, therefore unlikely to have led the regiment in person.

Strength

See Also

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