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 <WRAP right> <WRAP right>
-|**Active**|1643 to 1646|+|**Active**|1643 to 1648|
 |**Country**|Scotland| |**Country**|Scotland|
 |**Allegiance**|Covenanter| |**Allegiance**|Covenanter|
 |**Conflicts**|First Civil War| |**Conflicts**|First Civil War|
 +| |Second Civil War|
 |**Type**|Foot|  |**Type**|Foot|
 |**Colonel**|Sir Alexander Hamilton| |**Colonel**|Sir Alexander Hamilton|
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 |**Area Raised**|Clydesdale|  |**Area Raised**|Clydesdale|
 |**Coat Colour**|Grey| |**Coat Colour**|Grey|
-|**Flag Colour**||  +|**Flag Colour**| |  
-|**Flag Design**|| +|**Flag Design**| |
 |**Field Armies**|Leven 1643-5| |**Field Armies**|Leven 1643-5|
 +| |Middleton 1647|
 +| |Leslie 1647|
 +| |Hamilton 1648|
 +
 </​WRAP>​ </​WRAP>​
  
  
-//​Covenanter Regiment of Foot raised for service in England, forming part of Leven’s army //+//​Covenanter Regiment of Foot raised for service in England, forming part of Leven’s army, continuing in the Scots New Model Army and fighting on the Preston campaign ​//
   
 ===== Service History ===== ===== Service History =====
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 ====1647==== ====1647====
-  *February: ​Disbanded, apart from one company ​that went to [[covenanter:foot-regiments:general-of-artillery|The General of Artillery’Regiment of Foot]] ​of the Scots New Model Army.+  *February: ​One company ​continues as the basis for the regiment in the Scots New Model Army, the rest disbanded. 
 +  *February: Ordered ​to Dundee 
 +  *MarchAt Aberdeen 
 +  *AprilCampaign as part of Middleton'​force 
 +  *July: Join Leslie in the Western Isles 
 +  *September: Quartered at Douglasdale 
 + 
 +====1648==== 
 +  *March to April: Quartered at Linlithgow 
 +  *Garrison Glasgow 
 +  *July: Preston campaign (det?) 
 +  *August: Battle ​of Winwick Pass 
 +  *August: Surrender to the New Model Army at Winwick and Warrington
  
 =====Notes==== =====Notes====
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 Sir James Lindsay of Bellstanes appears to have commanded the detachment at Berwick as a colonel. ​ Sir James Lindsay of Bellstanes appears to have commanded the detachment at Berwick as a colonel. ​
 +
 +In 1647 the new Model Army regiment was formed of 50 men from the [[covenanter:​foot-regiments:​earl-of-cassillis|Earl of Cassilis’ Regiment of Foot]], 53 from [[covenanter:​foot-regiments:​viscount-kenmure|Viscount Kenmure’s Regiment of Foot]], 80 from [[covenanter:​foot-regiments:​william-stewart|Colonel William Stewart’s Regiment of Foot]], 83 from [[covenanter:​foot-regiments:​lord-coupar|James Elphinstone,​ Lord Coupar’s Regiment of Foot]], 1 company from each of the [[covenanter:​foot-regiments:​earl-of-moray|Earl of Moray’s Highland Levies]], [[covenanter:​foot-regiments:​viscount-dudhope|Baillie'​s Regiment of Foot]], [[covenanter:​foot-regiments:​sir-alexander-hamilton|Sir Alexander Hamilton’s,​ The General of Artillery’s Regiment of Foot]] and the [[covenanter:​foot-regiments:​earl-of-loudon|Earl of Loudon’s Regiment of Foot]]. ​
 +
 =====Coats, Flags & Equipment===== =====Coats, Flags & Equipment=====
 The regiment was likely dressed in ubiquitous Scots hodden grey with blue bonnets. The regiment was likely dressed in ubiquitous Scots hodden grey with blue bonnets.
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 A list of the regiment'​s officers is shown in Stuart Reid's //Scots Armies of the 17th Century 1. The Army of the Covenant 1639-1651// Partizan Press 1998 ISBN 094652550 ​ A list of the regiment'​s officers is shown in Stuart Reid's //Scots Armies of the 17th Century 1. The Army of the Covenant 1639-1651// Partizan Press 1998 ISBN 094652550 ​
 ====Sir Alexander Hamilton==== ====Sir Alexander Hamilton====
 +Colonel to 1648, died in November 1649
 +
 ====Sir James Lindsay of Bellstanes==== ====Sir James Lindsay of Bellstanes====
 Governor of Berwick Governor of Berwick
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   *April 1646: 400 men in 10 companies   *April 1646: 400 men in 10 companies
   *1646-7: 500 men in 10 companies   *1646-7: 500 men in 10 companies
 +  *January 1647: Established at 6 companies of 133 men each
 +  *August 1648: 3 officers and 51 men captured at Warrington
 +
 =====See Also======  =====See Also======
 ===== Links ===== ===== Links =====