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Sir George Preston of Valleyfield’s Regiment of Foot

Active1649 to 1651
CountryScotland
AllegianceCovenanter
ConflictsThird Civil War
TypeFoot
ColonelSir George Preston
Area Raised
Coat ColourGrey?
Flag ColourRed
Flag DesignWhite saltire
Field ArmiesLeslie 1650
Charles 1651

Service History

1649

  • Raised

1650

  • 3rd September: Battle of Dunbar
  • At Stirling

1651

  • September: Battle of Worcester

Notes

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. 1)

Notable Officers

Sir George Preston of Valleyfield

Strength

See Also

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