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Sir George Buchannan’s Regiment of Foot

Active1644 to 1645, 1650 to 1651
CountryScotland
AllegianceCovenanter
ConflictsFirst Civil War
Third Civil War
TypeFoot
ColonelSir George Buchannan
Area RaisedInverness?
Stirling & Linlithgow
Coat ColourGrey?
Flag ColourBlue?
Flag DesignWhite saltire?
Field ArmiesUrry 1645
Leslie 1650

Covenanter foot in garrison at Inverness, with a detachment fighting at Auldearn, raised again in the Third Civil War

Service History

1644

  • Raised for service in Scotland
  • October: In garrison at Inverness

1645

  • May: Battle of Auldearn (det)

1650

  • Raised in Stirling and Linlithgow
  • September: Battle of Dunbar

1651

  • Recruits allocated from Stirling

Notes

Also known as the Laird of Buchanan's Regiment

Coats, Flags and Equipment

Possibly blue flags with white saltires but conjectural.1)

Notable Officers

Sir George Buchannan of that Ilk

Sir George Buchanan of Buchanan, Laird of Buchanan

Strength

See Also

1) Stuart Reid's Scots Armies of the 17th Century 2: Scots Colours Partizan Press 1988