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covenanter:foot-regiments:sir-george-preston-of-valleyfield [19/02/2014 17:25]
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-|**Active**|1649-?|+|**Active**|1649 ​to 1651|
 |**Country**|Scotland| |**Country**|Scotland|
 |**Allegiance**|Covenanter| |**Allegiance**|Covenanter|
-|**Conflicts**||+|**Conflicts**|Third Civil War|
 |**Type**|Foot|  |**Type**|Foot|
 |**Colonel**|Sir George Preston| |**Colonel**|Sir George Preston|
-|**Area Raised**| |  +|**Area Raised**|Perthshire|  
-|**Coat Colour**|Grey| +|**Coat Colour**|Grey?
-|**Flag Colour**|Red ​field, white cross|  +|**Flag Colour**|Red|  
-|**Flag Design**|St Andrews Cross|  +|**Flag Design**|White saltire|  
-|**Field Armies**||+|**Field Armies**|Leslie 1650| 
 +| |Charles 1651|
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-  *Raised ​+  *February: Preston commissioned colonel to raise a regiment of foot in Perthshire
 ====1650==== ====1650====
 +  *Summer: Preston raises his regiment and joins Leslie
   *3rd September: Battle of Dunbar   *3rd September: Battle of Dunbar
 +  *At Stirling
 +  *April: One company at Dumbarton
 +  *April: Ordered to quarter at the Head of the Forth
 +  *May: Join the field army at Stirling
 +  *May: Ordered to Renfrew
 +  *June: Return to Stirling
 +  *September: Battle of Worcester
 =====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
 =====Coats and Flags===== =====Coats and Flags=====
 +Flags of Preston'​s regiment were captured at Dunbar. The Colonel'​s is white with a black unicorn as a crest and a damaged scroll bearing the inscription //​COVENANT... RELIG... KING...KINGDOM//​. The others have red field with white saltire and black devices; label; star; crescent; martlet; and numbers. (( Stuart Reid's //Scots Armies of the 17th Century 2: Scots Colours// Partizan Press 1988)) ​
 =====Notable Officers===== =====Notable Officers=====
-====Sir George Preston====+====Sir George Preston ​of Valleyfield====
 =====Strength===== =====Strength=====
 +  *February 1649: 1200 to be raised, reduced to 900, but few are raised until summer 1650
 +  *June & July 1651: 234 men
 =====See Also======  =====See Also======
 ===== Links ===== ===== Links =====