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 ====1644==== ====1644====
-  *Raised anew for service in Scotland +  *August: ​Raised anew from Western Stirlingshire ​for service in Scotland 
-  *October: In garrison at Inverness+  *Autumn: Serving with Argyll 
 +  *September: At Aberdeen 
 +  *October ​to May 1645: In garrison at Inverness
 ====1645==== ====1645====
-  *May: Battle of Auldearn (det)+  ​*February: Pillage Elchess and Cockston 
 +  *May: Urry's army arrives at Inverness 
 +  ​*May: Battle of Auldearn (det?) 
 +  *Disbanded sometime prior to 1647
  
 ====1650==== ====1650====
-  *Raised ​in Stirling and Linlithgow+  *July: Buchannan commissioned Colonel to raise a regiment ​in Stirling, Clackmannan ​and Linlithgow
   *September: Battle of Dunbar   *September: Battle of Dunbar
 +  *December: Buchannan again commissioned colonel for Clackmannan,​ Stirling and Dumbarton this time
 ====1651==== ====1651====
 +  *May: At Stirling
   *Recruits allocated from Stirling   *Recruits allocated from Stirling
 +  *July: Battle of Inverkeithing,​ regiment destroyed and Buchanan captured
  
 =====Notes==== =====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 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
  
-One of the few Highland units in Leslie’s army of 1639. Also known as the Laird of Buchanan'​s Regiment+One of the few Highland units in Leslie’s army of 1639. Also known as the Laird of Buchanan'​s Regiment
 + 
 +In 1645 Buchanan'​s probably sent a detachment to fight at Auldearn while the rest were left behind to secure Inverness.  
 =====Coats, Flags and Equipment===== =====Coats, Flags and Equipment=====
 Buchannan'​s Highlanders were described by an English cavalryman, John Aston, while at the camp at Duns Law in 1639((//Six North Country Diaries// by John Crawford Hodgson. The Publications of the Surtees Society Vol. CXVII, Durham, 1910. available online via [[https://​archive.org/​details/​sixnorthcountryd00hodgrich|Archive.org]])): ​ Buchannan'​s Highlanders were described by an English cavalryman, John Aston, while at the camp at Duns Law in 1639((//Six North Country Diaries// by John Crawford Hodgson. The Publications of the Surtees Society Vol. CXVII, Durham, 1910. available online via [[https://​archive.org/​details/​sixnorthcountryd00hodgrich|Archive.org]])): ​
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 By the Third Civil War they possibly carried blue flags with white saltires but this is conjectural.(( Stuart Reid's //Scots Armies of the 17th Century 2: Scots Colours// Partizan Press 1988)) ​ By the Third Civil War they possibly carried blue flags with white saltires but this is conjectural.(( Stuart Reid's //Scots Armies of the 17th Century 2: Scots Colours// Partizan Press 1988)) ​
 +
 =====Notable Officers===== =====Notable Officers=====
-====Sir George ​Buchannan ​of that Ilk=== +====Sir George ​Buchanan ​of that Ilk=== 
-Sir George Buchanan of Buchanan, Laird of Buchanan+Sir George Buchanan of Buchanan, Laird of Buchanan. He was captured at Inverkeithing in 1651 and died that year. 
 =====Strength===== =====Strength=====
   * 1639: Approximately 1000 foot   * 1639: Approximately 1000 foot
 +  * September 1644: 500 foot with a few cannon attached
 +  * July 1650: Levy quota of 1124 men
 +  * July 1651: 896 common soldiers mustered
 =====See Also======  =====See Also======
 ===== Links ===== ===== Links =====