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-======Archibald Strachan’s Regiment of Horse======+======Colonel ​Archibald Strachan’s Regiment of Horse======
  
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 +//​Covenanter horse of the Third Civil war, fighting at Dunbar//
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 +**Also known as the Ministers'​ Regiment of Horse**
  
 ===== Service History ===== ===== Service History =====
  
 ====1650==== ====1650====
-  * 27th AprilBattle ​of Carbisdale ​//5 troops, 230 men// +  * JuneFormed from Strachan'​s troop of [[covenanter:​horse-regiments:​gilbert-kerr|Colonel Gilbert Kerr’s Regiment of Horse]] 
-  * 3rd September: Battle of Dunbar+  * July: The Ministers of Scotland contribute to raising the regiment 
 +  * July: Skirmish at Musselburgh 
 +  * August: Skirmish at Gogar 
 +  * 3rd September: Battle of Dunbar ​(right flank) 
 +  * September: Retire to Stirling 
 +  * October: Serving in Western Association army alongside Kerr 
 +  * December: Battle of Hamilton; Lt Col Ralston leads detachment of about 100 horse 
 +  * December: Rally at Kyle, but Strachan persuades them to disband 
 +  * December: Strachan takes 30 men to join the English
  
 =====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
 =====Flags and Equipment===== =====Flags and Equipment=====
 +Probably carried lances at Dunbar.
 +Wore buff coats under the Western Association in October 1650.
 =====Notable Officers===== =====Notable Officers=====
-====Lieutenant-Colonel ​Archibald Strachan====+====Archibald Strachan==== 
 +[[http://​bcw-project.org/​biography/​archibald-strachan|Archibald Strachan]] ​
 =====Strength===== =====Strength=====
-  *April 1650: 5 troopsabout 230 men+  *June 1650: A single troop 
 +  *July 1650: The Scots Ministers finance the raising of the regimenthoped to reach 550 horse 
 +  *October 1650: 400 men 
 +  *December 1650: 200 to 250 after Hamilton
 =====See Also======  =====See Also======
 +
 ===== Links ===== ===== Links =====