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covenanter:foot-regiments:sir-william-douglas-sheriff-of-teviotdale [02/07/2014 18:09]
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covenanter:foot-regiments:sir-william-douglas-sheriff-of-teviotdale [30/06/2016 01:03] (current)
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 |**Active**|1640| |**Active**|1640|
 +| |1644|
 |**Country**|Scotland| |**Country**|Scotland|
 |**Allegiance**|Covenanter| |**Allegiance**|Covenanter|
 |**Conflicts**|Second Bishops’ War| |**Conflicts**|Second Bishops’ War|
 +| |First Civil War|
 |**Type**|Foot|  |**Type**|Foot|
 |**Colonel**|Sir William Douglas|  |**Colonel**|Sir William Douglas|
 |**Area Raised**|Teviotdale| |**Area Raised**|Teviotdale|
 |**Coat Colour**| | |**Coat Colour**| |
-|**Flag Colour**| |  +|**Flag Colour**|red??|  
-|**Flag Design**| | +|**Flag Design**|white saltire??|
 |**Field Armies**| ​ | |**Field Armies**| ​ |
 </​WRAP>​ </​WRAP>​
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   *Raised in Teviotdale   *Raised in Teviotdale
   *Guard the Borders against possible English incursion, based at Gerat   *Guard the Borders against possible English incursion, based at Gerat
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 +====1644====
 +  *April: Rendezvous at Douglas
 +  *May: Raid Cumberland
 +  *Disbanded
  
 =====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 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
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 +Unlikely to have been formally organised, Furgol labels them a '​retinue'​. Sir William was offered a commission by the Engagers in 1648 but declined, leaving his son to raise [[covenanter:​foot-regiments:​richard-douglas|Colonel Richard Douglas’ Regiment of Foot]] and lead it to defeat at Preston. ​
  
 =====Coats, Flags & Equipment===== =====Coats, Flags & Equipment=====
 +In 1648 [[covenanter:​foot-regiments:​richard-douglas|Colonel Richard Douglas’ Regiment of Foot]] carried red flags with a white saltire, possibly Sir William'​s regiment carried these or similar during the First Civil War.
 =====Notable Officers===== =====Notable Officers=====
 ====Sir William Douglas==== ====Sir William Douglas====
-Sherriff of Teviotdale+Sir William Douglas of Cavers, ​Sherriff of Teviotdale
 =====Strength===== =====Strength=====
   * 1640: 160 men   * 1640: 160 men