Sir James Drummond of Machanie’s Regiment of Foot

Active1648
CountryScotland
AllegianceCovenanter
ConflictsSecond Civil War
TypeFoot
ColonelSir James Drummond
Area RaisedPerthshire
Coat ColourGrey?
Flag ColourBlue
Flag DesignWhite saltire in canton
Field ArmiesHamilton 1648

Covenanter regiment of foot serving on the Preston campaign in the Second Civil War

Service History

1648

  • May: Drummond commissioned to raise a regiment in Perthshire
  • July: Preston campaign
  • August: Battle of Winwick Pass
  • August: Surrender to the New Model Army at Winwick and Warrington

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, Flags and Equipment

The regiment appears to have carried flags of an unusual pattern, having the saltire in a canton, similar to the placement of the St George cross on English flags. The flags were blue with a white saltire in a canton. The inscription was COVENANT FOR RELIGIOUN KING AND KINGDOMES.1)

Notable Officers

A list of the regiment's officers is shown in Stuart Reid's Scots Armies of the 17th Century 2: Scots Colours Partizan Press 1988 ISBN 094652550 1

Sir James Drummond of Macahanie

Strength

  • May 1648: Established at 800 men
  • August 1648: 110 officers and men surrender at Warrington

See Also

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