Viscount Dudhope’s Regiment of Foot

Active1643 to 1647
CountryScotland
AllegianceCovenanter
ConflictsFirst Civil War
TypeFoot
ColonelViscount Dudhope
William Baillie
Area RaisedAngus
Coat ColourGrey
Flag Colour
Flag Design
Field ArmiesLeven 1643-5

Later Colonel William Baillie’s Regiment of Foot

Covenanter Regiment of Foot raised for service in England, forming part of Leven’s army

Service History

1643

  • August: Dudhope commissioned Colonel of the regiment raised from Angus
  • December: Dundee recruits ordered

1644

  • January: Enter England under Leven
  • April to July: Siege of York
  • 2nd July: Battle of Marston Moor; Dudhope mortally wounded, dying 23rd July
  • July: Baillie succeeds Dudhope as Colonel
  • July: Siege of York
  • August to October: Siege of Newcastle (withdrawn to Scotland for some time in September)

1645

  • July to September: Siege of Hereford

1646

  • Return to Scotland
  • March to April: Probably quartered around Glasgow
  • Campaign in North-East??
  • December: Quartered in Glasgow

1647

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

Remained with the army in England while Baillie himself returned to Scotland in 1645.

Coats, Flags & Equipment

The regiment was likely dressed in ubiquitous Scots hodden grey with blue bonnets.

Notable Officers

A list of the regiment's officers is shown in Stuart Reid's Scots Armies of the 17th Century 1. The Army of the Covenant 1639-1651 Partizan Press 1998 ISBN 094652550

Viscount Dudhope

James Scrymgour, 2nd Viscount Dudhope, was mortally wounded at Marston Moor

William Baillie

William Baillie succeeded Dudhope as Colonel after Marston Moor.

Strength

  • 1644: 10 companies

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