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 | |1640 to 1641| | |1640 to 1641|
 | |1644 to 1645| | |1644 to 1645|
 +| |1649 to 1650|
 |**Country**|Scotland| |**Country**|Scotland|
 |**Allegiance**|Covenanter| |**Allegiance**|Covenanter|
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 | |Second Bishops'​ War| | |Second Bishops'​ War|
 | |First Civil War| | |First Civil War|
 +| |Third Civil War|
 |**Type**|Foot|  |**Type**|Foot|
 |**Colonel**|William Forbes|  |**Colonel**|William Forbes|
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 </​WRAP>​ </​WRAP>​
  
-//​Covenanters serving in the Aberdeen area during the Bishops’ Wars, eventually disbanded for misconduct, raised again to oppose Montrose in 1644//+//​Covenanters serving in the Aberdeen area during the Bishops’ Wars, eventually disbanded for misconduct, raised again to oppose Montrose in 1644 and again in 1649//
   
 ===== Service History ===== ===== Service History =====
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    ​*March:​ Mustered anew    ​*March:​ Mustered anew
    *May: Skirmish at the head of Strathdon?    *May: Skirmish at the head of Strathdon?
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 +====1649====
 +  *February: Commissioned to be raised in Aberdeenshire and Banffshire
 +  *June: Quartered in Aberdeenshire and Banffshire
 +  *July: Ordered to be disbanded as unnecessary
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 +====1650====
 +  *February: Still free-quartering in Aberdeen
  
 =====Notes===== =====Notes=====
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 Perhaps not properly regimented in 1639, Furgol labels them a ‘retinue’. By 1640 they are referred to as foot. In 1644 they likely revert to a retinue. Perhaps not properly regimented in 1639, Furgol labels them a ‘retinue’. By 1640 they are referred to as foot. In 1644 they likely revert to a retinue.
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 +The 1649 unit does not appear to have been completed before being ordered to disband, even so they were still claiming free quarter in Aberdeen in lieu of taxes and maintenance six months later. ​
  
 =====Coats, Flags & Equipment===== =====Coats, Flags & Equipment=====
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 ====William Forbes, Master of Forbes==== ====William Forbes, Master of Forbes====
 =====Strength===== =====Strength=====
 +  *June 1649: 200 men
 =====See Also====== =====See Also======
 ===== Links ===== ===== Links =====