Sir Donald Campbell of Ardnamurchan’s Highlanders

Active1639
1640 to 1641
1644
CountryScotland
AllegianceCovenanter
ConflictsFirst Bishops’ War
First Civil War
TypeFoot
ColonelSir Donald Campbell
Area RaisedArgyll
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Field Armies

Covenanter Highlanders raiding the Western Isles and Highlands during the First and Second Bishops’ Wars

Service History

1639

  • Raised in Argyll
  • Raid Colonsay, capturing Coll MacGillesbuig MacDonald
  • June: Return to Argyll
  • Garrison Islay

1640

  • October: Commissioned to be raised again
  • Raiding the MacDonalds, Robertsons and the Tutor of Struan

1641

  • Continue raiding the MacDonalds
  • Disbanded

1644

  • Raised anew
  • July: Rendezvous with Argyll and 2 more regiments at Dunstaffnage Castle
  • July to October: Siege of Mingary Castle (unsuccessful)

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

Campbell Highlanders, their modus operandi in 1640-41 consisted of cattle raiding, plundering and burning the MacDonald lands.

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Notable Officers

Sir Donald Campbell of Ardnamurchan

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