Sir John Haldane of Gleneagles’ Regiment of Foot

Flag Illustration1)
Active1650
CountryScotland
AllegianceCovenanter
ConflictsThird Civil War
TypeFoot
ColonelSir John Haldane
Area RaisedPerthshire
Coat ColourGrey?
Flag ColourBlue
Flag DesignWhite saltire
Field ArmiesLeslie 1650

Covenanter regiment of foot fighting at Dunbar in the Third Civil War

Service History

1650

  • July: Haldane commissioned Colonel to raise the regiment in Perthshire
  • September: Battle of Dunbar

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

Effectively destroyed at Dunbar, with all three field officers being killed there.

Coats, Flags and Equipment

The Colonel’s flag is white with the motto COVENANT FOR RELIGION KING AND KINGDOMES. Other flags are blue with a white saltire and one has a distinction of a crescent and figure ‘2’. The inscription reads Covenant for Re Ligion King and Kingdome.2)

Notable Officers

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

Sir John Haldane of Gleneagles

Killed at Dunbar

Lieutenant-Colonel Robert Melville

Killed at Dunbar

Sergeant-Major John Cockburn

Killed at Dunbar

Strength

  • July 1650: A levy of 920 men authorised

See Also

1) Flag image by kind permission of Wargames Designs
2) Stuart Reid's Scots Armies of the 17th Century 2: Scots Colours Partizan Press 1988