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-======Colonel ​William Douglas of Kilhead’s Regiment of Foot======+======Sir William Douglas of Kilhead’s Regiment of Foot======
  
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 |**Active**|1643 to 1647| |**Active**|1643 to 1647|
 | |1648| | |1648|
 +| |1651|
 |**Country**|Scotland| |**Country**|Scotland|
 |**Allegiance**|Covenanter| |**Allegiance**|Covenanter|
 |**Conflicts**|First Civil War| |**Conflicts**|First Civil War|
 | |Second Civil War| | |Second Civil War|
 +| |Third Civil War|
 |**Type**|Foot|  |**Type**|Foot|
 |**Colonel**|William Douglas| |**Colonel**|William Douglas|
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 ====1648==== ====1648====
   *May: Douglas commissioned to raise 600 foot from Dumfriesshire   *May: Douglas commissioned to raise 600 foot from Dumfriesshire
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 +====1651====
 +  *March: Douglas commissioned colonel for Dunfriesshire and Nithsdale
 +  *April: Skirmish at Maxwellton, the regiment scattered by English based at Drumlanrig and Douglas captured
  
 =====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
  
-Little information has come to light on the regiment'​s activities in 1648.+Little information has come to light on the regiment'​s activities in 1648. in 1651 the regimet was only partially raised when surprised and scattered
 =====Coats, Flags & Equipment===== =====Coats, Flags & Equipment=====
 The regiment was likely dressed in ubiquitous Scots hodden grey with blue bonnets. The regiment was likely dressed in ubiquitous Scots hodden grey with blue bonnets.
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   *December 1646: 720 men   *December 1646: 720 men
   *May 1648: Established at 600 men   *May 1648: Established at 600 men
 +  *March 1651: 600 to be levied
 +  *April 1651: 300 strong
 +  *April 1651: Only 40 foot remain after Maxwellton skirmish, likely soon dispersing
 =====See Also======  =====See Also======
 ===== Links ===== ===== Links =====