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covenanter:horse-regiments:abercrombie-of-birkinbog [18/01/2013 16:19] external edit
covenanter:horse-regiments:abercrombie-of-birkinbog [07/02/2016 17:13] (current)
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-  + ​======Sir Alexander ​Abercrombie of Birkinbog’s Troop of Horse======
-======Abercrombie of Birkinbog’s Troop of Horse======+
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 |**Flag Design**||  |**Flag Design**||
 |**Field Armies**|Balfour 1644| |**Field Armies**|Balfour 1644|
 +| |Urry 1645|
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-//​Covenanter troop of horse opposing Montrose at Aberdeen//+//​Covenanter troop of horse opposing Montrose at Aberdeen ​and later at Auldearn and Alford//
 ===== Service History ===== ===== Service History =====
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 ====1644==== ====1644====
   *September: Battle of Aberdeen   *September: Battle of Aberdeen
 +  *May: Battle of Auldearn 
 +  *July: Battle of Alford 
 +  *Garrison of Kemnay
 =====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
 +Unlikely to have been a formally organised troop, Furgol labels them a retinue. ​
 ===== Flags===== ===== Flags=====
 =====Notable Officers===== =====Notable Officers=====
 ==== Abercrombie of Birkinbog==== ==== Abercrombie of Birkinbog====
 +Both Sir Alexander Abercrombie of Birkinbog and his son Alexander Abercrombie of Birkinbog were appointed to the Aberdeenshire committee and either could have led their troop. ​
 =====Strength===== =====Strength=====
  A single troop  A single troop