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Colonel Rory MacLeod’s Highland Regiment of Foot

Active1651
CountryScotland
AllegianceCovenanter
ConflictsThird Civil War
TypeFoot
ColonelRory MacLeod
Area RaisedHighlands
Coat Colour
Flag Colour
Flag Design
Field Armies

Highlander regiment of the Third Civil War, fighting at Worcester

Service History

1650

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