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covenanter:foot-regiments:sir-george-preston-of-valleyfield [16/05/2014 18:59]
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covenanter:foot-regiments:sir-george-preston-of-valleyfield [14/09/2016 16:08] (current)
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 |**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|  |**Flag Colour**|Red|
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 ====1649=== ====1649===
-  *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   *At Stirling
  
 ====1651==== ====1651====
 +  *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   *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)) ​ 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)) ​
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 ====Sir George Preston of Valleyfield==== ====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 =====