Colonel Rory MacLeod’s Highland Regiment of Foot

Active1651
CountryScotland
AllegianceCovenanter
ConflictsThird Civil War
TypeFoot
ColonelRory MacLeod
Area RaisedHarris & Skye
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Field ArmiesCharles 1651

Highlander regiment of the Third Civil War, fighting at Worcester

Service History

1650

  • December: Rory Macleod commissioned colonel to raise clan Macleod in Harris and Skye

1651

  • May: Begin to arrive at Stirling
  • Part of Pitscottie’s Brgade
  • 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 Macleod

Coats, Flags & Equipment

Notable Officers

Rory MacLeod

Roderick (Rory) Macleod of Talisker, Tutor of Macleod

Strength

  • June 1651: 297 men
  • July 1651: 596 men
  • July 1651: Macleod ordered to raise another 300 foot

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