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Maj. Gen. David Leslie’s Regiment of Horse

Active1643 to 1647
CountryScotland
AllegianceCovenanter
ConflictsFirst Civil War
TypeHorse
ColonelDavid Leslie
Area RaisedSterling & Perth
Flag Colour
Flag Design
Field ArmiesLeven 1643-4
Leslie 1644-5

Covenanter Regiment of Horse raised for service in England, forming part of Leven’s army, then part of Leslie’s command

Service History

1643

  • Raised in Aberdeenshire

1644

  • January: Skirmish at Shieldfield Fort
  • April to July: Siege of York
  • July: Battle of Marston Moor
  • July: Siege of York
  • October to July 1645: Siege of Carlisle

1645

  • July to September: Siege of Hereford
  • August: Skirmish at Bewdley
  • September: Battle of Philiphaugh
  • November to May 1646: Siege of Newark

1646

  • May: Taking of Newark

1647

  • May: Skirmish at Rhunahaorine Point

Notes

In 1646 the regiment included one troop equipped as dragoons

Flags

Notable Officers

Major General David Leslie

Captain Augustine Hoffman

Later notorious as 'Augustine the Mosser'

Strength

  • January 1646: 554 troopers in 10 troops

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