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-|**Active**|1643 to 1651|+|**Active**|1643 ​to 1648| 
 +| |1649 to 1651|
 |**Country**|Scotland| |**Country**|Scotland|
 |**Allegiance**|Covenanter| |**Allegiance**|Covenanter|
 |**Conflicts**|First Civil War| |**Conflicts**|First Civil War|
 +| |Second Civil War|
 | |Third Civil War| | |Third Civil War|
 |**Type**|Horse|  |**Type**|Horse|
 |**Colonel**|David Leslie| |**Colonel**|David Leslie|
-|**Area Raised**|Stirling & Perth| +|**Area Raised**|Stirling & Perth
 +| |Lanark, Renfrew, Ayr|
 |**Flag Colour**||  |**Flag Colour**||
 |**Flag Design**||  |**Flag Design**||
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   *March: Leslie ordered to support Brereton, then returns to Carlisle   *March: Leslie ordered to support Brereton, then returns to Carlisle
   *June: Leslie accepts surrender of Carlisle   *June: Leslie accepts surrender of Carlisle
-  *July to September: Siege of Hereford+  *July to July: Siege of Hereford
   *August: Skirmish at Bewdley   *August: Skirmish at Bewdley
   *August: Return to Scotland via Stourbridge,​ Uttoxeter, Ollerton, Rotherham, Northallerton,​ Newcastle & Berwick   *August: Return to Scotland via Stourbridge,​ Uttoxeter, Ollerton, Rotherham, Northallerton,​ Newcastle & Berwick
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   *May: Leslie'​s Lifeguard incorporated into the [[covenanter:​horse-regiments:​earl-of-leven|Duke of Hamilton'​s Regiment of Horse]]   *May: Leslie'​s Lifeguard incorporated into the [[covenanter:​horse-regiments:​earl-of-leven|Duke of Hamilton'​s Regiment of Horse]]
   *May: Captain Ferguson given command of the dragoon company, that serves until September   *May: Captain Ferguson given command of the dragoon company, that serves until September
 +  *September: Leslie serving as Lt Gen of the Whiggamores
  
 ====1649==== ====1649====
-  *AprilHorse re-raised ​in Lanarkshire+  *FebruaryLeslie commissioned colonel to re-raise his regiment ​in Lanarkshire, Renfrew and Ayr 
 +  *February to March: Leslie sent to suppress Pluscardine'​s Rising 
 +  *March: Suppress Earl of Atholl'​s Rising 
 +  *May: Take Chanonry Castle  
 +  *June: Ordered to Banff and Aberdeen 
 +  *September: At Balnaboth and Kinbath 
 +  *October: Move north to guard against Royalists from Orkney 
 +  *November: Move south to winter quarters 
 ====1650==== ====1650====
 +  *April: Muster at Brechin then proceed to mop up Royalists in the aftermath of Carbisdale
 +  *June: Ordered to Fife (Leslie t) and Lanark (Allanton & Carmichael)
 +  *July to September: With the army facing Cromwell in the Edinburgh-Leith area
   *3rd September: Battle of Dunbar - 3 troops   *3rd September: Battle of Dunbar - 3 troops
 +  *September to October: Based at Stirling
 +  *October to November: Advance north against Middleton
 +  *November: At Strathbogie,​ Leslie and Middleton sign a treaty and disband Middleton'​s forces
 +  *November: Over-winter at Fife
 +
 ====1651==== ====1651====
-  *Assigned to Leslie'​s ​1st Cavalry Brigade+  *May: Leslie ​assigned to command the 1st Cavalry Brigade 
 +  *June: Ordered to Stirling 
 +  *July: Depart Stirling on the Worcester campaign, Leslie'​s Lifeguard remain to guard the Committee of Estates 
 +  *August: Leslie'​s Lifeguard troop captured at Alyth with the Committee of Estates
   *September: Battle of Worcester   *September: Battle of Worcester
 +  *September: Leslie captured at Blackstone Edge 
  
 =====Notes==== =====Notes====
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   *January 1646: 538 horse and 70 dragoons   *January 1646: 538 horse and 70 dragoons
   *1647: 1 troop of 80 horse, reduced to 75, 1 company of 70 dragoons   *1647: 1 troop of 80 horse, reduced to 75, 1 company of 70 dragoons
-  *1649: 3 troops+  *July 1649: 3 troops ​of 60 each; Leslie, Rm Carmichael, Laird of Allanton 
 +  *August 1649: 117 levies ordered from Lanarkshire 
 +  *July 1650: Lanarkshire ordered to raise 75 men 
 +  *June 1651: 156 levies ordered from Berwickshire,​ Midlothian and Teviotdale
 =====See Also======  =====See Also======
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