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 ====1648==== ====1648====
-  *Raised in the Borders+  *May: Roxburgh commissioned colonel to raise 1000 foot from Selkirk and Roxburgh
   *July: Preston campaign ​   *July: Preston campaign ​
   *August: Battle of Winwick Pass   *August: Battle of Winwick Pass
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 =====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
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 =====Coats, Flags and Equipment===== =====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//​.((Stuart Reid's //Scots Armies of the 17th Century 2: Scots Colours// Partizan Press 1988)) ​ The regiment’s flags are thought to have been red with a yellow saltire and the inscription //for Couenant Religion King and Kingdoms//​.((Stuart Reid's //Scots Armies of the 17th Century 2: Scots Colours// Partizan Press 1988)) ​
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 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 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==== ====Robert Ker, 1st Earl of Roxburgh====
-Roxburgh was aged 79 in 1648, therefore ​unlikely to have led the regiment in person.+Roxburgh was aged 79 in 1648, therefore ​didn't lead the regiment in person. 
 +====Andrew Ker==== 
 +Led the regiment on the Preston campaign as Lt Col
 =====Strength===== =====Strength=====
 +  *May 1648: Plan to raise 1000 men
 +  *August 1648: 2 officers and 34 men surrender at Warrington
 =====See Also======  =====See Also======
 ===== Links ===== ===== Links =====