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Sir Arthur Erskine of Scotscraig’s, the Ministers’ Regiment of Foot

Active1643 to 1646
CountryScotland
AllegianceCovenanter
ConflictsFirst Civil War
Second Civil War
TypeFoot
ColonelSir Arthur Erskine
Area Raised
Coat ColourGrey or Black??
Flag Colour
Flag Design
Field ArmiesLeven 1643-5

Covenanter Regiment of Foot raised for service in England, forming part of Leven’s army

Service History

1643

  • Raised

1644

  • April to July: Siege of York
  • 2nd July: Battle of Marston Moor
  • July: Siege of York
  • July to October: Siege of Newcastle

1645

  • July to September: Siege of Hereford

1646

Notes

Raised by the clergy of Scotland and thus known as the Ministers' regiment.

Coats, Flags & Equipment

Allegedly the regiment wore black coats made from old clerical garb donated by the Ministers of Scotland. However currently have no original source for this so requires confirmation.

Notable Officers

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 Arthur Erskine

Strength

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