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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
  • 3rd December, Newcastle-upon-Tyne

1644

  • January: Skirmish at Shieldfield Fort
  • 19th February, Corbridge
  • April to July: Siege of York
  • 2nd 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
  • 13th September: Battle of Philiphaugh - 550 men
  • November to May 1646: Siege of Newark

1646

  • May: Taking of Newark

1647

  • May: Skirmish at Rhunahaorine Point

1650

  • 3 September, Battle of Dunbar - 4 troops?

Notes

In 1646 the regiment included one troop equipped as dragoons

Flags

Notable Officers

Major General David Leslie

Lieutenant-Colonel James Ballantyne

Commanded at Corbridge

Captain Augustine Hoffman

Later notorious as 'Augustine the Mosser'

Lieutenant Elliot

Took Colonel Robert Brandling prisoner at Corbridge.

Strength

  • January 1646: 554 troopers in 10 troops

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